5 Secret Advantages of the Unpublished Writer

Editor’s note:  Haven’t forgotten about Contest 2.0, we promise!  The DFWcon squirrel-monkeys are still finalizing a few last details before we announce it to the world.  Stay tuned! Look, guys – let’s be real.  We’re in this because we love our stories and want other people to love them too.  Nobody would have the skin…

Stepping Up Your Game: The Daily Routine

Greetings, writer elite! This week, I’m broadcasting live from the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference, aka PNWA.  Needless to say, it’s been a fantastic weekend.  Right now I’m thinking on three things: 1.  A great presentation by Katherine Sears of Booktrope, in which she discussed essential practices for marketing your work effectively.  During this session,…

A Collection of Tips

When Corey Wright and I proposed our idea for the “60 Tips in 60 Minutes” class at DFWCon, we were extremely excited about what it could be: a chance to draw on the collective knowledge of the attendees. With so many writers in the same place at the same time, it just seemed wrong to not…

How Do I Choose a Good Agent to Approach at the Conference?

We get asked this question a lot.  “Who do I pick to pitch my book to?” “Which agent is the best one to represent me?” “How do I know!?” First of all, chill.  This isn’t a one-time deal where you pick the wrong person and the entire publishing industry shuts the door in your face.…