Pitching Your Novel to Literary Agents

Holy cow, that was fast! I submitted my query letter (and first three pages of my novel) yesterday afternoon about 5:00 pm using Query Manager according to the agent’s submission guidelines. Most agents take weeks, if not months, to respond to a writer’s query. Not this one; by 7:00 pm I had emailed the agent […]

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Writing in “The Zone”

God, how I love writing in the zone. That period when your whole mind is so focused on the story that the story absorbs you and you become your protagonist. His emotions are yours, the blood racing through his veins is yours and the poundpoundpound of his heart is the poundpoundpound of your heart. The […]

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Beelzebub – I Lost a Draft!

Somehow I’ve contrived to lose a draft post of a little over 200 words. It’s quite deflating to see a work of two months flushed away into WordlessPress Land and not know how it happened. When I left the draft yesterday evening I felt it was shaping up into something I would be ready to […]

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Wherefore Art Thou?

Have you ever wondered why a blog goes silent? I get worried when bloggers I particularly love have not posted in a while. I become concerned when I try to¬†visit their site to see if I’ve missed a new post and the site doesn’t come up. Such is the case with Victoria. I’ve followed her […]

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On Love, and the Color of Her Skin

What is the color of your skin when you are hidden beyond the horizon? What is the color of your skin when my heart swells with joy at the sight of you? What is the color of your touch when I clasp your hand in mine? What is the color of your touch when we […]

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On Love: Its Toll and Reward

Love isn’t cheap, although¬†love can be cheapened.¬†Love at any cost¬†exacts an incalculable toll on the human soul.¬†A five-dollar short time will get you love in Olongapo City, but what kind of love is that?¬†Even a ten-dollar long time, an all-nighter, gets you nothing but relief, one more conquest to secure your manhood,¬†and another sea story […]

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