Gearing Up for NaNoWriMo

admin / October 20, 2012

As some of you may have noticed, a new section appeared recently on the site: Young Adult. Inside this nondescript cocoon is a tiny little idea-caterpillar called (appropriately enough) AWAKE MY SOUL. This will be my NaNoWriMo project. I don’t normally write for the young adult market, so this is going to be something new for me. I also don’t…

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Matt Sinclair and The Fall

admin / October 15, 2012

Today’s blog post is a Q&A with writer, publisher, elephant lover, and all-around great guy Matt Sinclair. Just in time for Halloween his company Elephant’s Bookshelf Press will be releasing its newest anthology THE FALL. But first, please tell us a little bit about yourself. I’ve been working as a journalist since the early 1990s in a variety of contexts…

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How to Write a Query Letter

admin / September 28, 2012

It’s come to my attention that there is a glut of advice on how to write a good query letter. It’s also come to my attention that there aren’t really any hold-your-hand examples. I’m not trying to be overly snarky, but here is the plain simple truth in beat-you-over-the-head format. As with any advice, take it with a grain or…

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Umlauts vs. Diaeresis

admin / September 24, 2012

I love learning new things. It’s both a compulsion and a passion, which is probably why I own more encyclopedias than a library and a very well-worn copy of the 2,230 page behemoth <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language</span>. I was so bored one summer between colleges that I memorized a large chunk of the <a…

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