Writing

-craft-

using iterations in your novel

using iterations in your novel

In my last post I talked about symbolism and realized afterward this closely relates to using iterations in your writing. This concept is taken from Stuart Horwitz's work, and, specifically, Book Architecture. I've taken a couple of workshops at conferences from...

using symbolism in writing

using symbolism in writing

Using symbolism in writing creates deeper meaning in stories and helps form a special inside connection between reader and writer. The dictionary from Oxford Languages says, "Symbolism is an artistic and poetic movement or style using symbolic images and indirect...

outlining multiple timelines for your novel

outlining multiple timelines for your novel

I'm so excited, I moved on to outlining my second novel! The scenes have been simmering in my mind for at least a year, and it felt good to sit down and put cohesive structure to it. I've known I want the novel to tell two stories, hence two timelines, and this is...

-getting published-

query letter revisions- overcoming insecurities

query letter revisions- overcoming insecurities

I finished my debut novel this past summer, and now I'm looking for an agent. Using QueryTracker, I've sent out a total of ten query letters to date, and I've majorly revised the letter four times since beginning the process a couple of months ago. Unless I have...

query letter workshop

query letter workshop

In prep for writing my query letter, I found a workshop offered through RMFW here in Colorado. Perfect timing! A good in-person brush up is exactly what I needed and it didn't disappoint. The workshop speaker Kelley Lindberg,  volunteers on the RMFW board and oversees...

query letter

query letter

When I was querying agents for my debut novel the first time, I couldn't rid myself of feeling the novel's ending sucked. So, I re-worked it, until getting it right, and now I'm truly ready to query agents. Since this website is a space for the underlying turbulence...

-writing events-

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Conference 2023

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Conference 2023

It's that time again! The RMFW Conference 2023 is nearly upon us. September 8-10, 2023, in Colorado, to be exact! It is being held at the Hyatt Regency Aurora/Denver. I scoured the website today for conference details, and, as usual, it's full of solid, helpful...

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