Networking can be scary, especially if you’re introverted like I am, which is why it’s so important to consider how to prepare for a writing conference before attending one. My natural predisposition to my own company is likely why I gravitated towards writing in the first place, which is a very solitary activity.
Writers hear no more often than yes and learning how to handle rejection is a necessary life skill for every author, both aspiring and successful. Even after you’re published, bad reviews are a form of rejection, so it can be tough to maintain motivation. This is why I read Big Magic on repeat and anyone who creative aspirations should do the same! Other awesome books include You are a Badass, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (see Buster pictured with it here!), The Power of Positive Thinking, and The Power of Now.
I recently attended two writing conferences in short succession, one in Toronto and one in Boston. Below I share my best tips on how to pitch literary agents live because I had the opportunity to do so at both conferences. Continue reading “How to pitch literary agents live”
When I completed Twist of Fate, I was uninformed about the business of writing. I love writing, so I wrote a book. I love writing books, so I continued and know that I want to keep doing it forever. As for how to get my work out into the world, well, I admit I wasn’t exactly sure. Continue reading “Submission package to query literary agents”