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If you've ever stared at your keyboard, lamenting how much your writing sucks, good news! You found us. And we're here to tell you to snap out of it. 

STRONG HINT: Your writing does not suck. You're just not done yet.

So, whether you're a new penmonkey or a seasoned word-slinger looking for new perspective, listen in and find some nuggets to nudge you along until you find your own momentum.  

Jun 14, 2021

Who are you as a writer? What can people expect from you when they pick up your book? Today the group discusses the importance of keeping your branding simple and focused.

Jess breaks down some of her many projects, Tracey discusses rebranding and pen names, and Anne talks about both of their successes with pulling...


May 31, 2021

Shannon is back again answering more questions about industry and agenting expectations. We hear about some dos and don’ts of queries and manuscripts, as well as learn which fruit Shannon believes to be the root of all evil.

 

QUOTE: “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.”  --...


May 17, 2021

It’s happening. The day has come for Anne to put her agent in the hot seat to discuss the road to agenting, the agency itself, and the all-important question of who her celebrity crush is.

 

LINKS:

- Victress Literary

- @VictressLit

 

QUOTE: “The world breaks everyone but afterward many are strong at the broken...


May 3, 2021

When the time comes and your manuscript needs some hard truths, who you gonna call?

This time around Anne and Tracey talk about helpful beta readers and what to ask of them. Anne discusses the necessity of asking readers to get brutally honest, and Tracey goes over a very…unusual first kiss scene.

 

QUOTE: “One kind...


Apr 19, 2021

Tracey’s still out and Anne is a bit under the weather, but we are here for you, talking Character Goals!

Anne brings up the “goal underneath the goal” and Jess talks about the importance of changing and conflicting goals. There is also a quest for a hotdog.

 

QUOTE: “Put your hand on your heart and ask what...