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What to Expect When Submitting a Book

Submitting a book to a publisher can be a harrowing affair. In addition to the stress that comes from awaiting a response, there’s the process of writing the submission itself. Many authors would sooner have a few fingernails pulled out … Continue reading

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Plans for November (and Quick Lessons)

Now that my Halloween weekend reverie is over, it’s time to get back to work. The query letter for that publisher I mentioned earlier is at the top of the list, but I’m waffling a bit on what to send. … Continue reading

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When Publishers Implode

Recently, I learned that a publisher that once offered me a contract (which I passed on) is in a state of massive turmoil. Several authors (many of whom I know) are furious at how they’re being treated. Looking back on … Continue reading

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Underappreciated Monsters

There probably isn’t a person alive who hasn’t heard of a zombie, werewolf, or vampire. These creatures have been part of our media/cultural consciousness for decades. Now, they’re even more mainstream. Shows like┬áThe Walking Dead can become phenomenons, and the … Continue reading

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New Article Up (Writing Protagonists)

A solid protagonist provides readers the ride through a story. Make sure they want to stay in the car: https://patrickrutigliano.wordpress.com/articles/writing-protagonists/

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New Article Up (“ly” Adverb Overuse)

The downside of “ly” adverbs. Continue reading

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New Article Up (Writing Action)

Some advice on writing action for you all today: https://patrickrutigliano.wordpress.com/articles/writing-action/

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