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Gothic Horror/Fantasy Synopsis Critique – Or help me reconcile them, IDEK anymore…

Seriously, any thoughts or advice of any kind would be much appreciated right now, I am at my wits end. The problem I’m having is that the novel has kind of a weird structure for the first three quarters, before it all comes together ...

The Dos and Don’ts of the Best Student Resume and Cover Letter

On a job hunt right now? The job market is understandably not great, which makes having the best student resume possible a must. We pulled this article out of the SLN archives you have an easy-to-follow list of dos and don’ts when craftin...

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Help Designing a Cover?

Since nothing has come of sending out query letters, I’ve decided to just go ahead and self-publish Henry Rider: Clown Hunter and put it on my website. Maybe I can write something more…easily marketable…and try again in th...

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Young Adult Urban Fantasy Query Letter

I think I’m about ready to start querying Henry Rider: Clown Hunter again. How does this letter sound? Dear [agent], Fifteen year old Henrietta “Henry” Rider is the Hunter, the only thing standing between the human race and total ...

Queen’s Letter 4: More Inspiration to Stay the Eff Home

We have another letter form the Queen! Today Laura shares some tricks and tools for making your social distancing fruitful for your writing projects. She references Amazon books, and I will have a few comments on the Amazon maze after her l...

Psst: Novelists – Steal These Screenwriting Secrets! Part 3 Query Letters

In part 3 of “steal these screenwriting secrets,” we delve into marketing and query letters. In other words, these are screenwriting secrets to steal after you write and specifically related to crafting killer query letters. In my Write...

Thinking Outside the Books: Write Your Query Letter First

By the time I’d sent out my fifth book to agents and hadn’t heard so much as a peep from them, I’d had enough. The thought of pouring another year of my life into a book just to get another round of radio silence was too depressing. N...

When Personal Isn’t Good Enough: Just Keep The Rejection Letters Coming

“… too upmarket for the kinds of African-American fiction we have been publishing successfully…” “…what sells for us right now is the hard-hitting Sister Souljah type material with a street lit feel to it.” I received these em...

Cover Letters, Resumes, and Personal Brands: What’s the Difference?

Resumes, cover letters, and personal branding… what does it all mean and where do they differ? Are resumes and cover letters part of your personal brand? So many questions, so many options, and so much confusion. I get it. We’ve all bee...

Shelf Savvy: How Book Categorization Helps Maximize Sales

Book categorization is key to finding readers and maximizing sales. Here’s what you should know. If you’re an author—aspiring or published, traditional or indie—you have a lot to think about: the quality of your work, your relations...

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