And the Winner is Me!
"We won an award," Kris Brinker, owner of SPT/True said, her excitement coming through the phone. "That's great," I said. Kris, in addition to being a good friend is also a client. I've provided content and consulting to her clients for many years. We're a good team. But then she explained that the award was a platinum Hermes creative award for a concept that I developed and wrote. That got my attention. The project was a series of downloadable information booklets for people
Much Love in Philly
My recent adventure to Philadelphia to the writer's pitch conference was a surprising success. Four literary agents have asked to see my manuscript! In addition to doing a major happy dance, I also picked up some advice on trends. I'm sharing them here, in no particular oder. From the Philly Literary Agent Panel YA novels are getting longer, 60K-80K words. Some novels are transitioning into the new adult genre - the next age group up. Agents want to see something they haven't
Oopos --OOOPS -- Oops I Made a Mistake
Miss Steaks, I mean mistakes happen in writing. They happen all the time. The first lesson I learned in proofreading class - yes, I took an entire semester of proofreading - is that you are in love with your own work. That means you won't see your mistakes. You know what the words should say. You glide over them. Some mistakes are more earth shattering than others, for instance, a pubic auction notice instead of a public auction notice. The picture I've posted here to the lef