Tag Archives: Query

Blog hoppers wanted

I’ve been invited by fellow writer Timothy Hurley, the author of the hilarious Shortstack anthology and other fun reads, to participate in the My Writing Process blog hop (do blogs hop?) on February 17th.  As such, I’m looking for a 3-4 … Continue reading

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Querying a novel: a 1 in 5000 play?

I always knew that querying a novel was a long-odds play.  I always had in my head that the odds were like 5000 to 1 against.  Unfortunately it looks like I was right. I hate it when that happens. Just … Continue reading

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Waiting for that query letter to write itself

I’ve been patiently waiting for my query letter (for Ragnarök Willie) to write itself. Or at least edit itself.  The query letter, apparently, is even more stubborn than I am.  It refuses to move its words around so that it … Continue reading

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The value of writing shorts

Recently read an excellent blog from a fellow author (whom I have never met nor read), Joseph Zieja, on the value of writing short fiction:  http://josephzieja.com/2013/11/22/the-short-fiction-question/?goback=%2Egde_2033716_member_5810767274541359104#%21 Basically he provides some strong arguments as to the value of a novelist also … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: Ragnarök Willie

Since I finally made the fateful decision to start down the long and scary path of querying my mythica novel, Ragnarök Willie, I figured this would be a good time to share a couple of new excerpts, one below and … Continue reading

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Query is a five letter word

Query is the most dreaded five-letter word in all of writer-dom.  Despite its innocuous name, a query is a malevolent process created by evil sadists intent on breaking the spirit of aspiring writers.  A query letter is the first step … Continue reading

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Pitching Ragnarök

I just submitted my mythica novel, Ragnarök Willie, to the 2013 Amazon Breakout Novel Award (ABNA) competition.  Not holding my breath, but hopeful nevertheless.  Below is the “pitch” I submitted, a teaser if you will. Ragnarök Willie Thirteen semi-mythical valkyries want to … Continue reading

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