Monthly Archives: January 2014

I WON! I WON!

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Okay, no, I haven’t won anything lately…that I know of. But I could. AND so could YOU! Believe it or not, winning a writing contest will give you cred with and agent or editor, (unless it’s grandma’s bridge club “really dandy book contest”). Do not tell an agent about that. But if you have entered and won a legitimate writing contest and you mention it in a query letter, your chances of piquing an agent’s interest do go up, and so will your confidence as a writer when total strangers like your work with no reason to inflate your ego or pat you on the head.

Check out this link to get an idea of what is out there.

http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/writing-competitions

Spring has not sprung! But that won’t stop us from gettin’ all rowdy!

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The arctic tundra is thawing and February is approaching fast. I do not wish to imply that February is a balmy month (although I’m sure it is in some parts of the world). I am simply noting that we are one month closer to Spring and that is worth celebrating. So let’s celebrate spring! No! Not by going to a beachy retreat!

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Not by dressing brightly colored (although you may.)

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Lets celebrate by learning about writing YA!!…Come on, CHEER! Get excited…You can do it!!…You CAN!!

…you CAN… …Weee!

http://www.writersdigestshop.com/what-all-agents-want-in-a-great-young-adult-novel-webinar-old?et_mid=656801&rid=239109449

I Said There Would Be Homework…

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“What idiot would pay to do homework? If anything, it should be the other way around!” I don’t want to hear this. Never in the history of this blog have I ever said your homework wouldn’t be expensive. You can choose not to do it, but your grade will reflect your choice.

Now then, I have personal experience with the WD webinars and I highly recommend them- so if you have the means…and you don’t want a bad grade, check out the latest webinar and sign up! You will learn mucho important stuff!! Now THAT was a scholarly phrase. 🙂

http://www.writersdigestshop.com/self-editing-how-to-get-your-manuscript-out-and-onto-shelves-live-old?et_mid=655683&rid=239109449