Tech Tips, Writing Tips

PLOTTING BY DESIGN

Plotting a book doesn’t happen by accident, it must be¬†designed. Just as a baker needs a recipe, a seamstress needs a pattern, and a builder needs a blueprint, a writer does best with a plot. Structuring your manuscript doesn’t have to be hard. A plot is simply like a road map. It doesn’t mean you […]

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Writing Tips

How to Pitch an Article or Story to a Magazine

Pitching a story or article to a magazine or blogsite is the same as writing a query letter. There are important steps to recognize in order to get your piece first accepted, then approved, and finally published. Read the magazine or blog before you submit a pitch Are you familiar with the magazine or blog? […]

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Writing Tips

Three Parts of a Query Letter

When¬†you query a magazine or agent about a story or article, you are giving them enough information to hook them. You want them to accept your manuscript and publish it. Here are the main things that should be in a query letter. PARAGRAPH I: (Called the Logline, Tagline or Hook) Summarize the book in one […]

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