Word Count for Novels and Children's Books: The Definitive Post Posted by Chuck
While preparing to send a short story to a literary magazine, I stumbled upon a statement at the very end of the submission guidelines. Warning, it said, one space after a period, not two. This is cause for Instant Rejection. Wow, I thought, good thing I always use one — and good thing I read … Continue reading So, what makes YOU an expert?
All things considered, avoid clichés like the plague. Read the entire article under the Tips tab at authonomy.com, a site sponsored by HarperCollins. The Tips sections has loads of good advice for us wannabe authors. Find this under the Advice From Editors heading. Great advice, straight from the horse's mouth! 😉
Odi et amo. quare id faciam, fortasse requiris. nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior. - Catullus 85 Translation: I hate and I love. Wherefore would I do this, perhaps you ask? I do not know. But I feel that it happens and I am tortured.
What lifts you up? A sunset? A walk on the beach? The beauty present in the fractal geometry of a bare tree? Today, for me, it is music. To be specific, Gabriel’s Oboe performed by Yo Yo Ma. I’ve been playing it over and over again for two days, clicking the back icon on my … Continue reading Let Your Spirit Soar