Today on the blog series, "People to Learn From in the Trenches," I interview K. J. Harrowick. She's a resilient querying writer, and she shares some query tips she's picked up along the way. K.J. Harrowick is a freelance web developer and graphic designer who fell in love with fantasy worlds. This love continued well into adulthood, when she began to world build, create fantasy languages, and toy around with magic systems. In 2014, writing became a passion, and she began to
We have a special edition of "People to Learn From in the Trenches" today. K. Kazul Wolf is an author who has had two agents and is back in the query trenches again. As querying authors, we often think the goal of getting an agent is one and done, but there are many authors who end up with more than one agent. Today we get to read a little about this perspective. J: Welcome, K. Kazul Wolf. Thanks for participating in this blog series. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I read a lot and although I thought I knew tropes, it wasn't until I fully immersed myself in the writing community that I started to really know tropes. In this blog, I will discuss common tropes in books. What Is A Trope? A trope is a theme that is overused in books, movies, TV shows, you get the idea... but for the purpose of this blog we're concentrating on books. These themes have been written in popular books so many times they've become cliché. What Are Some Common Tro
Every writer should have a critique partner or critique partners. But how do you know if your critique partner is a good fit? Additionally, how do you know that you're offering helpful advice yourself? In this article I will discuss what I believe makes a good critique partner, and likewise what I need to do to be an effective critique partner. Does your critique partner need to write the same genre as you? I know writers have mixed feelings on this, but I say no. I think it
What do you sacrifice to write? I was thinking today as I was cleaning the house, and was behind on everything as usual, about the sacrifices I make to be a writer. But it's not just me, most of the writers out there have other jobs and families. What are they sacrificing to write? Time to write isn't given, it's borrowed. It has to be taken from somewhere. If I get up at 6 a.m. to try and get in an hour of writing time before my daughter wakes up, I'm going to be more tired
Is a person a writer when they sell their first book or long before that? Is everyone who picks up a pen and scratches words to paper considered a writer? What makes someone a writer? I'm the type of person who likes to see things bigger than they are. I always believe there is some grand scheme to things and everyone has a unique and important purpose. I picture someone with a gleaming sword knighting each person with a mysterious calling. A calling that perhaps will take th