Wrapping up 2017 – Here’s what you have to look forward to!

November 1st, 2017 ‘Tis the season… for Submissions! Here’s another reminder, we’re opening our submissions season November 1st, so if you have a manuscript you think we’ll love, send it our way! We’ve written a whole blog post on this topic and what we’re looking for this year here, so go over and check that... Continue Reading →

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How many words is too many words?

For me, there’s nothing more cringe-worthy than when a first-time author announces that their manuscript is over 200,000 words, or worse yet, 300,000 words. The worst part is that they usually say with pride, like they’re looking for praise. I’ll admit, writing that many words is quite an accomplishment and for that reason, they should... Continue Reading →

Recipe for a good book

You will need: 1 fully realized setting (if making from scratch, see the world building recipe on pg 42) A unique narrative voice 1-2 well-developed main characters, add side characters as necessary Conflict An engaging opening A satisfying conclusion A dash of theme Romance, optional   Prepare your work surface and clear your mind. Mix... Continue Reading →

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