2 methods to send out query letters to agents

After getting your query package (query letter, synopsis, beginning pages, etc.) together, it can be impossible to know how well it will do on the agent market. It's so subjective out there. And after getting a rejection, you usually cannot query that project again to that same agent unless it goes under intense revision. That … Continue reading 2 methods to send out query letters to agents

2022 goal updates

To continue what I've done the past couple of years, I'm going to go over some 2022 goals I set in December and check in to see how much I'm on track. Grow my freelance business more This one I have done! My freelance business—Dragon Editing Services—has stayed busy. I've gotten over 25+ testimonials in … Continue reading 2022 goal updates

10+ LGBTQIA+ Reads

Happy Pride Month! There are a lot of awesome LGBTQIA+ books out there that don't get the spotlight as much. So, here's a list of some great stories (with their Goodreads blurbs) to check out. Amulet of Wishes — Rita A. Rubin The Guardians are the protectors of Aloseria. They are the keepers of the … Continue reading 10+ LGBTQIA+ Reads

My short story got published!

My short story—The Guardian Monster—is now published and available through Cloaked Press! Here's a link. You can even find my name under their meet our author family section. It’s on the beautiful front cover as well! This is my first published short story, so it's the longest work that I've ever published up to this … Continue reading My short story got published!

Book review – One for All (Spoiler Free)

"I'd failed to protect us. And yet, there he was, looking at me as if he believed in me, in my strength. I didn't have a band of brothers in arms to rely on when everything was bleak. But I had Papa." Title: One for AllAuthor: Lillie Lainoff Genre: Historical FictionPages: 389 pagesPublication date: March 8, … Continue reading Book review – One for All (Spoiler Free)

ARC Review — Chambers of the Heart

Title: Chambers of the Heart: speculative storiesAuthor: B. Morris AllenGenre: SFF short story collectionPages: 246 pagesPublication date: April 16, 2022 Thank you, B. Morris Allen, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! Chambers of the Heart is a short story collection full of unique speculative stories that will … Continue reading ARC Review — Chambers of the Heart

Amore per sempre

As I walk up the art museum's steps, a part of me wants to call my trip wild. Traveling over 5,000 miles just for one piece of art? But after seeing pictures of it online, I knew I had to see it in person. Rain falls on me, so I keep my head down as … Continue reading Amore per sempre

Common writer mistakes #20

#20 — Small, repeating phrases Sometimes, small phrases end up repeating themselves. But if they're shortened, that will tighten up the story's prose. Here are some examples: Climbed up -> Climbed If you climb something, you're usually going up toward the top. So, can drop up and leave climbed by itself. I climbed up the … Continue reading Common writer mistakes #20

Reminder to keep going

Here is a reminder that your words will inspire someone one day. You don’t have to reach thousands or millions of people to make your mark on the world. Your words can change lives without being popular. A bestseller. No matter how many people your words reach, they are powerful. They are important and worthy … Continue reading Reminder to keep going