Musings and Personal · Writing

How Real Life Influences Writing

I’ve been noticing everyday things that have in turn created stories in my mind. And, aside from my memoir, I’ve been thinking about how real life influences writing.   Many of my stories are inspired by fantasies of lives I wanted to live. Others are triggered by seeing something that takes my brain on a wild scavenger… Continue reading How Real Life Influences Writing

Guest Post · Writing

3 Differences Between a Demographic and Your Market

Originally posted on Carly Watters, Literary Agent Blog:
I get a lot of proposals or pitches that say “there are 157 million women in the US, that’s my market” and unfortunately they’re mixing up the difference between a demographic and a market. Publishers (especially publicists) don’t take well to these things because it makes someone seem…