Jul 12, 2021
The second half of this discussion uses first lines and openings from different books to demonstrate the myriad ways of entering your story.
Tracey proves her love of horror, Anne proves that she is pretty random, and Jess makes a bid to usurp hosting powers.
QUOTE: “If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not...
Jun 28, 2021
Hey, look, more rules for us to ignore! In Part One of this topic, the group chats about the “dos” and “do nots” of novel openings and when to pay more attention to them.
Tracey talks the importance of getting that character “feel,” Anne explains her dislike of opening dream sequences, and Jessica rounds it...
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.
QUOTE: “The world breaks everyone but afterward many are strong at the broken...