Voice is one of the most difficult writing terms to define and pinpoint. We might know it when we see it, but what’s voice made of, really? You hear so often that agents and editors want “new voices” and “compelling voices” and voice voice voice. So what is voice? How do you cultivate it? And […]
For those of you just stopping by the blog on a random Wednesday… haven’t you heard? It’s writer appreciation week! As I’m sure you know, being a writer can be very difficult. Particularly with the amount of rejection writers have to face, whether they’re passes from agents or editors or receive one of those truly […]
It’s a simple question that I’m finding nearly impossible to answer: Who is your all-time favorite character in a novel? Sherlock Holmes? Quentin Compson? Jay Gatsby? Zaphod Beeblebrox? Willy Wonka? Leopold Bloom? Ahab? The whale?
When you go looking for writing advice, one thing you hear over and over is that you need a great hook. Hook hook hook, all anyone talks about is hooks. Well, let me add my two cents on the matter: you need a great hook. A hook is what will attract a literary agent to […]