While reading submissions lately, I noticed a growing trend in giving characters regional accents. I thought it was a rather arbitrary thing to include in most cases, but I’m an unfailing optimist – I wanted to give the author the benefit of the doubt. Maybe the accent was an important part of the plot. I… Continue reading Uh Wen To Da Ster, Or, Why Accents Don’t Belong In Your Manuscript
This is the revised, slightly longer (and more in-depth) version than the one I posted on my old blog. ~~~ I’d love to say I was one of those people who was lucky enough to know what they wanted to do before they even came out of the womb. Pop! I’m gonna be a doctor!… Continue reading Breaking Into Publishing
One of the best things about being an adult is the fact that you suddenly need business cards. I remember interviewing at NSB and thinking to myself, Man. What I wouldn’t give to have my name on one of those! Alas, assistants do not get business cards. So what did I do? I made my… Continue reading Business Cards: What Can’t They Do?
Buenos dias, everyone! To those of you who trekked across the internet to follow me here, and to those of you who are new, welcome to my new home. I used to be over at Publishing Lane, but with a new job in publishing, and my intense hatred of Blogger’s platform, I decided it was… Continue reading A New Beginning