Read More (Or Alternatively: Open Up That Thing You Idolize So Much)

I was once asked in an interview, “What would be your advice to young writers on how they could improve their writing?” I replied quickly, “Read more.” Reflecting back, I’m sure some probably felt it was a simplistic answer. However, that’s because, frankly, it’s quite a simple issue. At least, far simpler than many seem…

Query Letters (Or Alternatively: The Next Scary Step)

Part of the reason why I decided to relaunch this blog, having already survived a failed attempt to do so nearly two years prior, was primarily driven by the accomplishment I was able to achieve the night before last. After nearly two years of agonizingly slow editing (typically an hour for a page) and frustrating…