The Beatles must have gotten the worst querying advice ever!
If the ink is dry on the page and your book is ready to step out into the cold, cold world of publishing, you’ll need to consider which publishing path to take. For some paths, a literary agent is a helpful and/or necessary ally. Finding the right literary agent and sending that perfect query is … Continue reading How to find a literary agent
A few years ago, I went to the 8th Annual National Latino Writers’ Conference, held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque NM. It was a wonderful experience, and one I’d love to do again. It gave me an opportunity to meet other writers, celebrate my heritage, and learn about publishing. As far as … Continue reading Pros, cons, and tips for attending a small writer’s conference
Thanks to the fickle magic of Twitter, I came across a quote that seemed especially meaningful to me right now. It's from my favorite literary badass, Junot Díaz. Díaz spent ten years writing the book that would eventually win him the Pulitzer Prize. This quote makes me wonder if there was a moment, or many … Continue reading When there is no hope, you write anyway
Getting into the head of someone who's taken a life isn't easy (I hope!) But well written books can transport us anywhere, even into the head of a murderer. These are five books I've found very useful in writing my novel. They're all wonderful and enjoyable reads as well. 1. Blood on Snow by Jo … Continue reading How to write a killer: 5 great examples
Welcome to the fourth in a series of author interviews. Today I'm talking to Hector Kopczynski about sexuality and gender in writing, building a truly foreign fantasy world, and reading with a critical eye. Hector is currently working on both an epic fantasy project and a gritty spy thriller. Sarah: Currently you’re working on two very different … Continue reading Author Interview: Hector Kopczynski
Welcome to the latest in a series of author interviews. Today fabulous romance author Nikki Belaire shares her insights into the lifestyle of the rich and famous, talks about writing characters that surprise us, and gives us a glimpse into the sequel to her wonderful novel Wine and Whiskey. Sarah: In a few sentences, can … Continue reading Author Interview: Nikki Belaire