Agent, Critique, Fiction, Novel, Writing

Rotten Loglines

Last week, I submitted a logline for critique by strangers. First off, the stranger part is always scary to me, but I relaxed when I saw no one trashed it. The consensus was “not enough detail.” Oddly, I had the opposite problem drafting a query letter. I realized when you are too familiar with a… Continue reading Rotten Loglines

Agent, Critique, Fiction, Novel, Query, Writing

What do I have to lose?

I entered two contests this week. One is where you enter your first 250 words for a Secret Agent to see if they’re hooked enough to ask for a partial. The other is where you enter just your first paragraph for the same prize. I don’t expect to win. I entered because I’m not comfortable… Continue reading What do I have to lose?