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May 17, 2017

“Sight” Writing: 5 Senses

For the average writer, sight, is typically the easiest of the five senses to describe. Our world is filled with a menagerie of colors, people, plants, […]
April 19, 2017

“Sound” Writing: 5 Senses

Great authors write using the five senses. They are masters of drawing their readers deeper into the world, scene, or setting of a story by embracing […]
February 20, 2017

Platform vs. Writing Ability

As a literary agent, I routinely get asked which is more important platform or the quality of the writing? For writers who are looking to get […]
July 19, 2016
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From an Editor’s Point-of-View

Anna Floit, owner of The Peacock Quill, (sweetly named in honor of her grandmother) started with Tyndall Publishers, worked with Thomas Nelson (who is now with Harper Collins), […]
June 29, 2016

5 More Things I've Learned as a New Literary Agent… (Part 2)

Every day as a new literary agent, I have wonderful, exhilarating, and often very humorous interactions with people, editors, manuscripts, and prospective clients. These first few […]
June 22, 2016

3 Things I've Learned As A New Literary Agent… (Part 1)

A couple of months ago, I began the new and exciting adventure of becoming a literary agent with Hartline Literary Agency. The last few months have […]
June 16, 2016

Book Launch: Promise of Deer Run – Elaine Cooper

I will never forget my childhood friend named DeDe. She was smart and had a great sense of humor. But that is not the main reason […]
June 15, 2016

7 Ways “THE FORCE AWAKENS” Is Good For Authors

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has made a staggering sum of money since opening 6 months ago. It has been a boon to the movie industry, but […]
June 8, 2016

After the Writers Conference

Today’s Blab was a fun reunion. We met Randy Tramp (@Randy77) through live streaming, got to meet in person at the Florida Christian Writers Conference, and […]
June 8, 2016

Beat Those Writing Deadlines Using Your Brain

Do you wish you could beat writing deadlines, the smart way, by using your brain? Well, now you can! If you have ever struggled to beat […]