I RECLAIM THEE!

Well, if you haven’t figure it out now, WWWriting is doing pretty damn well. With that in mind, it’s being moved off my person site and being given what it deserves-a site of its own. Yup, that’s right, off my site, and onto its own!

New Website

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Youtube

So, if you’ve been following my personal blog to watch Whiskey, Wine, & Writing (as I suspect you have been because let’s face it, that’s the most interesting thing on this blog!) then it’s time to start following WWWriting at it’s new home, as here, there isn’t going to be much more about it.

But that means my blog is FREEEEEEEE to be mine again. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Yeah, I don’t know what that means, but I suppose we’ll find out. I have a few blog hops to do, but otherwise, I’m gonna have to rethink this. Hrmmmm!

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Whiskey, Wine, & Writing – Episode Seven – Don’t Cry Over Spilled Queries

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Welcome to Episode Seven!

In the past, we’ve talked about having an awesome group of people to help you through your writing journey. Tonight, Nikki and I will be discussing the ups and downs of querying. However, we will NOT be talking about our own stats list, as that’s a big no, no in the publishing world, which is probably the first thing we’ll talk about.

I’ll admit, this week has caught up with me, and I’m woefully unprepared, but Nikki Roberti is all about that awesome, bout that awesome and has saved the show this week, so a special thanks to her.

In case you haven’t seen Nikki on the show before, she’s most awesome, a Pitchwars Mentee, and such an amazing person all around.

Check out her website and twitter. You won’t be disappointed.

Websites to check out: 

www.querytracker.com

www.agentquery.com

www.agentqueryconnect.com

www.absolutewritewatercooler.com

Some Do Not Do’s:

-Don’t complain on a public media or social website about your rejections.

-Don’t blog about your rejections.

-Don’t give up because you’ve been rejected.

-Don’t ever write in a query that they won’t regret requesting your work.

-Don’t ever tell them that they’ll regret NOT requesting your work.

-Don’t ever act like they are a buddy you’re emailing.

-Don’t ever stop improving your work.

-Do not query before your manuscript has been edited, polished, critiqued, edited again, critiqued again, and you are sure it’s as good as it can be.

Some Do’s

-Read up on how to write a query

-Find a community or a critique partner to go over it.

-Be professional in the query letter.

-Research an agent before you submit.

-Triple and quadruple check the guidelines before submitting.

-Triple and quadruple check your query for any errors before submitting.

-Know the general guidelines for the work you’re submitting ie, word count for the genre, if they want a synopsis, in which way to submit.

We’ll also be touching base on a few other topics like Pitchwars, NaNoWriMo, and more!

Whiskey, Wine, & Writing -Episode Six – Giveaway & Interview with Brighton Walsh

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Today we’re chatting with the awesome Brighton Walsh who’s debut New Adult Novel, Caged In Winter came out this week!

Aspiring chef Cade Maxwell is immediately, viscerally attracted to Winter Jacobson. But it’s not her mouth-watering curves he’s drawn to—it’s the strange emptiness in her eyes. When Cade saves her from a drunken customer with grabby-hands, he’s shocked at her response…

Winter doesn’t need Cade’s help. After a lifetime of getting by on her own, she’s happy to rely on herself. She’s exactly seventy-six days away from graduating college, and if she can hold it together that long, she’ll finally be able to rise above the crappy hand she was dealt.

But now, every time she turns around Cade is there, ready to push her, smile at her, distract her from her plans. Winter knows she can’t afford to open up—especially to a man she’s terrified to actually want…

 

You may remember Brighton was also on WWWriting with Jennifer Jackson during Pitchwars! Watch that Link to bide some time till tonight’s episode!

Brighton Walsh spent nearly a decade as a professional photographer before deciding to take her storytelling in a different direction and reconnect with her first love: writing. When she’s not pounding away at the keyboard, she’s probably either reading or shopping—maybe even both at once. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and two children, and, yes, she considers forty degrees to be hoodie weather. Her home is the setting for frequent dance parties, Lego battles, and more laughter than she thought possible.

Her debut novel, Caged in Winter, was released with Berkley/Penguin on November 4, 2014. She is represented by Mandy Hubbard of D4EO Literary Agency.

Follow her on twitter: @WriteAsRain_

 

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Whiskey, Wine, & Writing – Author Jennifer Blackwood

EPISODE FOUR

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GUEST: 

Author Jennifer Blackwood joins us to speak about her debut novel UNETHICAL.

Love burns hotter the second time around.

A new adult romance from Entangled’s Embrace imprint…

Love burns hotter the second time around…

Two years ago, the medical world was shaken by scandal, and Payton Daniels’s family was at the center of it. The second she graduated, Payton left everything behind-her high school sweetheart, her family, and the controversy surrounding her mother’s death-and hid within the anonymity of college. But Payton’s ex, Blake Hiller, hasn’t forgiven her for leaving, and when he enrolls in the same medical ethics class, she panics. She can’t run the risk of him telling everyone who she really is.

As if being at the same university isn’t enough, both Blake and Payton land the same internship. Forced together, their passion for each other reignites, but when Payton is asked to testify in her father’s high-profile trial, she must choose between risking her acceptance into medical school to help her father, and losing every connection to her past-including the only guy she’s ever loved.

 

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Whiskey, Wine, & Writing – Episode Three

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TO COMMENCE AT 7PM EASTERN TONIGHT!

Greetings faithful viewers! Welcome to the third episode of Whiskey, Wine, & Writing! If this is your first time joining us, we’re just an hour long show with people talking about writing, having a few drinks, and having some fun! If you go through the Google Link you can interact and ask questions.

Guest Hosts

Emma Wickers

Kathleen Palm

Topics

– Novel Word Counts

Rhonda Helms – Scratch Debut (You can find an excerpt on my blog here)

Nanowrimo

-Pantsers vs. Plotters

– Adverbs & Passive Writing

– Synopsis Writing

Whiskey, Wine, & Writing – 24 Hour Comic Day

Episode Two

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Happy October Everyone!

This episode of #WWW is a little less about writing, but still lays in the art world as I interview and show off many talented artists trying to create a comic in 24 hours! Lots of coffee will be had.

I’d like to mention that the awesome Erin Feldman of Erin Feldman Designs will be participating!  I’m also going to boost her by saying she’s the one who created my Thirty, Nerdy, Fabulous banner and has always graciously said she will create one for Whiskey, Wine, & Writing. She’s awesome like that.

There will also be an interview with Tate’s event coordinator and my friend, Nakia about the goings on.

Tons of comic shops are participating so check out the ones in your area. They all aren’t at the same time on the say day. It’s on or around October 1st — so you may have missed it, or you may not have missed it. Check it out!