I get asked questions...a lot, and these can range from looking over a story someone has written, to being pitched ideas of stories others want me to write. I've addressed the most common questions I'm asked below:
Q: I have this story/manuscript/screenplay, can you look over it?
A: I'm sorry, I can't. While I'd love to do such, between my full time job, writing, taking care of my family, and helping my critique partners, I'm unable to devote any more time to additional projects. I can offer advice and say this, though: If you really want to take that step toward becoming a published author, have faith in your talent, give yourself a pat on the back for actually finishing the book, and research which route (publisher, self-pub, or agent) is best for you and go for it!
Q: Can I get an autographed book or bookmark?
A: Yes, just use the contact me form below, and I'll more than happy to fulfill that request.
Q: Do you have any advice for new authors?
A: I think I get asked this question the most, and I have to say, you ask any ten authors this question and you'll get ten different answers. There are a few things that I've always stuck by when it comes to what I remember as a newly published author. 1. Do your research. The more you know about your craft, the more confident you'll be in your abilities, and the more your confidence will show in your writing. 2. Be creative. Don't try to rewrite someone else's story. Write your own. 3. Remember, this is a small industry and that person you're talking to at that writer's conference, or that critiquer you meet online could be the next person that helps give you a leg up in your career. Do not burn bridges, it will haunt you. I've seen this happen too many times to count and it's not pretty. 4. Develop thick skin. Not everyone is going to love your story. Some might hate it. But you know what? That's okay. Not everyone likes chocolate either. 5. Have fun. It's as simple as that.
Love and kisses,
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