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NaNoWriMo- All plotted up and nowhere to go.

It’s almost November. While some folks are starting to think about the upcoming holiday season, others have a different quest in mind. November is National Novel Writing Month, and starting on the 1st, around half a million participants will try … Continue reading

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Elevator Pitch Blues

Being able to describe your novel in one sentence is a useful skill. It is called an “Elevator Pitch” because the idea is one could speak to an agent or publisher while riding an elevator and quickly tell them what one’s book is about.
Note to readers: Never actually do that! Agents spend a lot of time slogging through slush piles, they do not want you pitching your project in an elevator, a restroom, or other non-professional space. They just want to pee in peace. Really. Continue reading

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