Emotional Content is a term that I liked to use to describe the piece of a work that is either present or missing, which ultimately decides whether I continue reading, or put it aside. We have all read something that has come across as flat and unmoving, finding nothing to …
Like certain types of memoir, a good blog will often offer something that the reader can take away and apply.
Today marked the official beginning of yet another sold out San Francisco Writers Conference at the lovely Mark Hopkins Hotel on Nob Hill. Michael, Elizabeth, Laurie, Linda (and the countless I cannot name), you have done wonders to make this a nonstop whirlwind of success for all parties involved. And it really was nonstop, exhausting even, from the time I arrived to the time I escaped, nearly 12 hours later.
The life of a writer is fraught with danger. No, not physical—unless you consider countless paper cuts sustained from printing out 300 pages of your manuscript to send to an agent, or perhaps tumbling backwards in your computer chair after a moment of deep contemplation—okay, make that stubborn writer’s block. …
My advanced fiction class started this week and there are several promising new novels in the mix. It is always interesting for me to see, that no matter how many craft classes a writer has taken, there is often the commercial element missing in their presentation.
It seems Washington is a beautiful place, even in late January. Having lived in California most of my life, I naturally thought that the best way to prepare for my twelve days in the Pacific Northwest was to fill my suitcase with thermal shirts, scarves and of course, plenty of flannel.
How to Locate a Literary Agent—a Talk Given at Sacramento Public Library on January 26, 2010 On Tuesday of this week, I gave a talk at the Sacramento Public Library on “How to Locate a Literary Agent.” Here’s what we talked about: Why is an agent important to find? Agents …
I remember exactly when and where I was when I got the call from Andrea Hurst and Amberly Finarelli. It was Tuesday, December 16, 2008 and I was shopping in a toy store. I can recall nearly verbatim what they initially said.
My FAVORITE Publishing Predictions for 2010
Every writer needs a second pair of eyes
Guest Blogger – Robin Martin – Founder, Two Songbirds Press
www.TwoSongbirdsPress.com – blog: www.twosongbirdspress.wordpress.com
All real writers know that they need a second pair of eyes before declaring a piece of writing finished.
Don’t you agree?