Quote of the day
View your life with KINDSIGHT. Stop beating yourself up about things from your past. Instead of slapping your forehead and asking, “What was I thinking,” breathe and ask yourself the kinder question, “What was I learning?
~KAREN SALMANSOHN, author of The Bounce Back Book: How to Thrive in the Face of Adversity, Setbacks, and Losses
Getting a literary agent is tough, and I know firsthand what it’s like to query without getting requests. I know how frustrating the radio silence and form rejects can be. If you’re querying, you want to do everything you can to maximize your chances of getting requests. Here are some of my tips for the three main pieces you send out querying: the Query, the Synopsis, and the First Page.
Pain. Agony. Defeat. The manuscript you’ve slaved over for months, the screenplay you’ve rewritten seventeen times, is not working. There’s a flaw deep in the set-up that’s preventing you from being able to make the story flow.
If you write fiction, you need world building. It’s the skeleton of your story: though unseen, those bones determine the shape of the beast.
Here I thought I was crazy committing to write an entire first draft of an original comedy in November — FADE IN to FADE OUT in 30 days — especially how freakin’ busy I am. But as it turns out…
‘Are you sure you want to self publish again?” asked a colleague of mine who is traditionally published. We were discussing my plans to self publish my historical novel. I felt defensive because I knew what was coming next. I’d heard it before. “You will never land a traditional publisher if you do. Believe me, I know.”
I’ve been teaching Stanley Milgram’s electric-shock experiment to business school students for more than a decade, but “Experimenter,” a movie out this week about the man behind the famous social science research, illuminates something I never really considered.
Does adversity harden hearts or warm them?
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