How to Annoy an Agent

Posted by Cheri on August 17, 2015 in About writing |

Agents are the world’s most optimistic people. No matter that the last ten manuscripts they read (the first paragraphs, anyway) were stunningly bad, they keep hoping that the next manuscript will be The One. So unpublished writers really DO have a chance to impress them. They WANT you to impress them. They stay up nights […]


Improve your writing and go to jail.

Posted by Cheri on August 13, 2015 in About writing |

The great Shirley Jackson gave fascinating lectures on writing, and specifically how she worked. She left paper and pencils all over the house so she could make notes on her writing wherever thoughts occured to her: “I am apt to find, in the laundry list, a scribble reading, ‘Shirley, don’t forget — no murder before […]


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Posted by Cheri on August 11, 2015 in About this blog |

  Advice on writing and publishing acquired by real experience, including: being yelled at by agents and editors, horrible publishers’ contracts, and listening to other writers bitch & moan! 100% non-snark-free content! No mommy/daddy issues, diet advice, fashion tips, celebrity news, or psychobabble! Probably. Dismal amateur photography! Exciting “get off my lawn-style” content! Content may […]

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