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

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

Author Interview — P.D. Alleva

Last week, I posted my book review of The Rose by P.D. Alleva, and now I have an exclusive interview with him. I hope you enjoy. Where do your story ideas come from? Dreams? Real life? What-if questions? Story ideas come from a mixed bag of dreams, real life, and what ifs. Typically the idea … Continue reading Author Interview — P.D. Alleva

Okay Mommy’s October Halloween Tag

Thank you Chocoviv for tagging me! If you haven't checked out Chocoviv's blog, you should! She has tons of great book reviews, movie reviews, art inspirations, and more! Here are the Halloween tag rules 👻 First, thank the person who tagged you in their post. 🎃 Answer the 13 questions from the original post. 👻 … Continue reading Okay Mommy’s October Halloween Tag

15 questions to build stronger characters

Strong characters—main and side characters—can bring your story to life. They're hard to write but worth it to help readers stay immersed in your story. Here are fifteen questions to help build your characters: What is the second thing your character wants the most?What social media would be your character's favorite? How would they use … Continue reading 15 questions to build stronger characters

POV talk: 1st person

There are many POVs with questions surrounding them. I want to break them all down and discuss the biggest concerns in different posts. Today, I'll talk about 1st person POV. 1st person 1st person is intimate between the reader and the main character (MC). You get front row seats through the MC's eyes. It also … Continue reading POV talk: 1st person

3 questions to build your characters’ voices

One of my favorite panels from DV Con was about voice. The presenters brought up many powerful points. They mentioned questions to ask about your main character (MC). Preferably, you'd ask these questions before you begin writing. But if you're like me, you don't know your characters as well on the first draft, so this … Continue reading 3 questions to build your characters’ voices

The Outstanding Blogger Award

Thank you Lucy from Elsie LMC for nominating me! If you haven't already checked out her blog, you should. Her website has some wonderful posts about a little bit of everything, including poetry, recipes, reviews, and more. Rules: Provide the link to the creator’s original award post.Answer the questions provided.Create seven unique questions.Nominate ten bloggers. … Continue reading The Outstanding Blogger Award

The Liebster Award

Thank you Chocoviv from Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog for nominating me! If you haven't already checked out her blog, you should! She has lots of great book reviews, movie reviews, art inspirations, and more! I love the art inspirations. I also like her book reviews, especially since they're usually ones I haven't read yet. The posts … Continue reading The Liebster Award

2 a.m. questions

How many writers stopped writing because they couldn’t afford the hobby? How many artists gave up after they felt like no one was paying attention to them? How many writers stopped because they felt they weren’t good enough? How many wonderful artists go unnoticed every day? How many writers will eventually be swallowed up by … Continue reading 2 a.m. questions