Tag Archive | editors

Fresh Voice RJ Metcalf

Fresh Voice RJ Metcalf

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. Since NAF is about unpublished authors, it makes sense to feature writers who are just getting started in their careers. I met RJ(Becky) at Realm Makers this year playing Toon D&D (and crossed off bucket list item from fourth grade – playing D&D). We happened […]

What to Look for in an Editor

What to Look for in an Editor

All serious writers need editors. Even editors need other editors. I’m sure I’ll get all kinds of backlash from indies and experienced writers saying this isn’t so, but I respectfully disagree. Naturally, the more you learn to write and improve your writing craft, the less editing you need, but no one is completely objective about […]

Packing List

Packing List

Realm Makers is this week. It starts Thursday with the Early Bird session. Traveling from a small town in the Southwest, my journey begins Tuesday morning with a shuttle ride, an all-day stay at the airport, and a red-eye flight. There are a couple of other people who are also arriving early on Wednesday. I’ve […]

Top Three Tips for Talking to Agents and Editors

Top Three Tips for Talking to Agents and Editors

I just got back from the annual Realm Makers writers’ conference, where I had the opportunity to pitch my manuscripts to agents. Plenty of other people have posted about how awesome Realm Makers is and why you should go, so I won’t do that except to say it is and you should. But one of […]

Conference Appointment Jitters

Conference Appointment Jitters

Did you realize that the Realm Makers 2013 conference is less than a month away. In fact, just over TWO weeks away? This is about the time my nerves start hitting overdrive. Seriously. I’m particularly nervous and excited about this conference because it will be all writers in the speculative fiction genre. People who write […]

Alara finds a home

Alara finds a home

Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.—James 1:4 I’ve been working on Alara’s Call for longer than I care to admit, but now my most persistent heroine has found a home. I’m thrilled to tell you that OakTara gave me a four-book contract for The Prophet’s […]

When editors owe writers a reply

When editors owe writers a reply

I’m sure every member of NAF, and plenty of our readers, can share a “never heard back from the editor” story. If not, they have one about an agent. Let me be clear. I am not talking about query letters. If I send a query to an agent or editor, I no more expect a […]