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Live Write Thrive

August 9, 2018 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments<p>There is so much to know about crafting a solid plot.<p>If you’ve been following my blog awhile and …

Doris Lessing on What It Means to Be a Writer

“I think a writer’s job is to provoke questions. I like to think that if someone’s read a book of mine, they’ve had—I don’t know what—the literary …

Why Agents Reject 96% of Author Submissions

Did you know that 96% of authors seeking agents are rejected? Flip it around, and it can be said that only 4% of them land an agent. Peruse through <i>Writer's Market</i> and you'll see that right alongside an agent's address is their acceptance rate.<p>The reason for rejections typically comes down to a few …

Sometimes The 'Tough Teen' Is Quietly Writing Stories

A few years ago I did an author visit at an overcrowded junior high school in a rougher part of San Antonio. I write young adult novels that feature working-class, "multicultural" characters, so I'm frequently invited to speak at urban schools like this.<p>As is often the case, the principal and I …