How to Write a Query Letter: The Formula for Great Results

How to Write a Query Letter: The Formula for Great Results

If you’re looking to get a traditional publishing deal, a great query letter is a must. But it seems like a dark art: what do agents and editors want to see in that first moment of contact? How do you cut through all the clutter and get the agent to actually read your...
Found Dialogue: Using the Art of Eavesdropping for Better Fiction

Found Dialogue: Using the Art of Eavesdropping for Better Fiction

One of the most crucial elements of great fiction is great dialogue. You can write a novel with no dialogue, but it gets very avant garde very quickly—and if that’s not what you’re going for, then you’re going to need your characters to talk to each other, at least...
5 Ways Writing By Hand Can Boost Your Creative Career

5 Ways Writing By Hand Can Boost Your Creative Career

These days, the vast majority of us always have a keyboard of some kind close by. Whether that’s the tiny virtual keyboard on your phone, the compact layout on your laptop, or a perfectly positioned and broken-in desktop keyboard, there’s always something nearby to...