Marathon season is in full swing. Don’t worry about how you’ll get to the race—take Amtrak and focus on setting a new PR instead! Boston Marathon Held in early spring, the Boston Marathon’s historic course starts on Main Street in the rural New England town of Hopkinton and finishes near the John Hancock Tower in…
Month: March 2017
Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride – Reblog of a great message from a great lady. Go. Live it.
No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride…and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well…maybe chalk it up to forced cons…
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Meet and Greet: 3/11/17
Meet and Greet! #amwriting #blogging
Ten Cliches That Make Agents Roll Their Eyes
Great books break these rules all the time. I’ll say it again: great books break these rules ALL THE TIME.
But here are ten cliches agents see so often in queries and samples, they make us go “ugh, not again.”
- Characters running hands through their hair. This move almost certainly springs from the era of Jonathan Taylor Thomas hair.
- Dead parents. It needs to be said, even though everyone does it, including me. But remember, grief is not a shortcut to character development.
- Redheaded best friends. Poor redheads, always relegated to the position of bestie. Also, why are best friends so often the fun one, while the hero is a stick in the mud? Yes, shyness is relatable, but it’s okay for your main character to be a firecracker, too.
- Alcoholic moms, especially ones that drink boxed wine. Like ‘Busy Dad’, ‘Drunk Mom’ has become a shorthand for suburban ennui and inattentive, embarrassing parenting. Unless…
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Fashionable and Confident over 40
Julia Millies took on “her look” just like any design project. Now she shares the fabulous results at When the Girls Rule.
via Fashionable and Confident Over 40: When the Girls Rule — Discover
Check this out: Scrivener and Endnote: a simple guide via @alawuntoherself @scrivenerapp
Using Endnote & Scrivener couldn’t be simpler. Here’s a quick guide to help you out. As regular readers will recall, I really love Scrivener. It’s an amazing writing tool wh…