Since November of 2020, I've offered an array of freelance editing services to #amquerying authors, providing feedback based on my own successes and failures back when I was querying. This past year, I edited over 150 query letters, which has somehow managed to land me among the most popular query editing gigs on Fiverr. It's… Continue reading Debunking 6 Querying Myths
If you've done much research on getting your writing published, chances are you’ve come across the term “high concept.” Agents and editors sometimes use the phrase "high-concept fiction" when talking about the sort of writing they'd like to acquire, and you'll often hear it touted by writing blogs as a surefire way to make your… Continue reading What Does Publishing Mean by “High Concept,” Really?
The internet is rife with tips and guides that tell aspiring writers how to write. Many writing "rules" are generally agreed upon (i.e., avoiding redundant adverbs, and the whole showing rather than telling issue). But from everything I've seen, one of the most overlooked and undervalued pieces of writing advice is "be more specific." Specificity… Continue reading The Power of Specificity in Fiction