Great Rules of Good Writing

If you google “manuscript formatting” or “writing guidelines,” you’ll get a plethora of suggestions on how to write and format your masterpiece.  If you listen to everyone who has an opinion, or even just to those who have an opinion and claim to be experts, you’ll end up writing pablum. Which may be great it … Read more

Sex In Fiction

I was glancing through What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex, curious about topics I could toss into to my next novel, and apparently, there aren’t any.  This 200-page tome is blank.  After I stopped laughing, I spent a good five minutes kicking myself for not thinking of it first.  I haven’t checked the book’s … Read more

Rotten Rejections

I stumbled upon the following gems while attempting to gather statistics (via the internet) on what percentage of books get picked up by agents, but are never sold to publishers.  I have a novel currently on submission (via my agent Weronika Janczuk), and I was (somewhat morbidly) curious about just how bad my odds of … Read more