The Query Letter that Landed a Dream Agent & Big 5 Book Deal : A Book Review of Cinder for Writers

This review is for writers and contains huge spoilers. You’ve been warned! Marissa Meyer achieved the goal all traditional-bound writers pine for. She wrote her book, agonized over her query letter, submitted to her dream agents, and landed a Big 5 book deal on her first agent. More on Marissa’s Query and publication history at the end … More The Query Letter that Landed a Dream Agent & Big 5 Book Deal : A Book Review of Cinder for Writers

3 Sneaky Mistakes That’ll Get Your Story REJECTED!

Today I’m going to focus on a critical story flaw that’ll get stories rejected, including mine. This is when your MC (main character) is considered “passive.” A passive MC is when he or she does not influence the story development, and rather outside sources, circumstances, or coincidences drive the story instead. A good rule of thumb … More 3 Sneaky Mistakes That’ll Get Your Story REJECTED!

AJ Update – Publication Announcement

Hey guys! Good news to share today. My flash story “Castle Burberry’s Curse” has been published in Bards and Sages Quarterly January 2017 magazine! I’m very excited! This is my second publication with this magazine, the first being “The Drowned Prince” in their July 2017 issue. If you’d like to read my story without purchasing the … More AJ Update – Publication Announcement