How to List Writing Credits on your Query Letter


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How much do writing credits matter? What should I include?

When it comes to query letters, I get these questions a lot from newer writers. So, I decided to do a blog post about writing credits for anyone else out there who is wondering the same thing.

As I always state when giving advice: I strive to give the best I possibly can, but I’m just one person. Other authors have had different experiences than mine, and accordingly, will have different advice. Like with many things, it’s best to do some research, read multiple blogs, and figure out what’s ideal for you, your query, and your novel.

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4 Things I Wish I Had Known as a Debut Author


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Back in 2016, when I was a debut author, I felt like a fish on dry land. I was flopping around and getting some attention, but I was completely out of my element.

There are tons of resources, writer’s groups, and blog posts for newer writers trying to break into publishing, helping them hone their craft, query letters, and book proposals. However, there seems to be a drastic difference in the amount of information available about what comes next. Continue reading

Writing and Life: What I’ve been doing for the last year


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Now that I’ve fully transferred my site over to a new server and have re-posted all my old blogs, I thought I’d give you an update about what’s been going on with me for the last several months.

This post will probably be a little all over the place because I’m summing up nearly 12 months of crazy events and life changes. Bear with me.

It’s been more than a year now since my latest novel Gauntlet was released and I found out the publisher was discontinuing the series. I wrote about that here and here in more detail, if you haven’t read those posts already.

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Arena 3: A Follow-up Message to my Readers

*This post was originally published on August 29, 2017.

It’s been a little over a month since I released the post about all the changes in my life, how I nearly gave up on writing, and about the Arena series getting dropped by my publisher. If you haven’t read it yet, here’s the link.

Since then, I’ve felt compelled to write a follow-up but wanted to give it some time so I could also give you an update about what’s going on with me and my writing.

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