Sunday, June 28, 2009

Word of the Day

"chert:" waste that is removed from mines.  Think piles of rock dragged out of a hole and heaped in far-away fields.

Kinda reminds you of the revision process, right?  Digging through that first draft, getting rid of piles of rock you don't need, in order to find the gems.  

Chert. It has to be there, and you have to get rid of it.   

Friday, June 26, 2009

Revision Tips at Cuppa Jolie

Jolie Stekly, writer and all-around cool person, has a great blog called Cuppa Jolie.  Drink it up here.  I was recently asked to give my favorite revision tip.  Hop on over and check it out!  :-)

Monday, June 22, 2009


What do you know - I'm a "Marvelous Marketer!" :-) Check it out: Thanks to Shelli Johannes-Wells for the interview!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Guest Blogger!

Me:  An excited guest blogger on the Writer's Digest "Guide to Literary Agents" blog.  You:  A very welcome visitor!  Please click through here!  :-)