Kelley mentioned last week about how she and I were going to BookCon in Chicago. The best part of it was getting to see my writer friends, but I wasn’t super familiar with BookCon or what it was like, so I didn’t really know what to expect. Now I do. And I learned it’s really more about the readers. They have author panels, hundreds of booths by publishing houses (and a few authors), author signings and lots of free books… Keep Reading
More often than not, writing is a solitary endeavor. It does take a village to make a work really shine, but face-to-face interaction is still minimal as we can communicate and give feedback through this wonderful thing called email now. I think its vital for every writer to pick at least one event per year where they can be just that, a writer. A day or two where you put everything else aside and focus on this passion that drives us…. Keep Reading
I thought today would be a good day to get inspiration from others. Hopefully some of these will ring true for you, and get you through that next step. Does one speak to you more than another? No matter what stage you’re in: Good luck from the Cookie Lynn team!
If you’ve done a developmental edit with me, chances are pretty good that in your Editor’s Letter, there’s been a comment or two (or three) in regards to coincidence. This is a big thing for me, and usually something the reader catches onto, even if they don’t know *exactly* what is bugging them about a story. What is coincidence? A remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection. All writers have done this. Gotten to a part in… Keep Reading
I broke my ankle on November 15th, and got a piece of paper to go to the DMV to get my temporary disabled parking pass that same day. For whatever reason, I didn’t think I’d need it. Until the day I went Christmas shopping three weeks later and had to park forever away and had bruised armpits and no oxygen left by the time I had crutched to the doors. (And I still had to go shopping!) And I thought… Keep Reading
I broke my ankle a few weeks ago. Playing soccer. Had surgery and now I’m non-weight bearing for six weeks. You’d think one of the only benefits of having a broken ankle is inherently more time for reading, editing, and writing. Right? And technically that’s true. I can’t really do anything, other than sit on my bum, so it’s a perfect time to work. The editing mojo is still there (always love editing for the Cookie Lynn clients.) But I… Keep Reading
It’s November. Otherwise known in the writing world as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Are you accepting the challenge to write 50,000 words in one month? I’ve done NaNo every November since I started writing back in July of 2011. If we’re being perfectly honest, the philosophy of beating NaNo is my wheelhouse. Write like heck and don’t care what you put down on the page. But this is really hard for many authors. There’s this profound need to make… Keep Reading
It’s slightly awkward that Cookie Lynn started taking on clients in March of this year, and we’re finally getting around to introductions now. We’re like, those neighbors you’ve had for a while who you wave and smile to in passing, and at one time they told you their names, but you can’t for the life of you remember them. And you can’t very well walk up to them and ask their names again. Not after exchanging niceties for six months…. Keep Reading