My husband and I just got back from several days in NYC, where we attended the 2018 Writer's Digest Conference for the first time ever. Because my experience, especially with Pitch Slam, was very positive and fruitful (all four agents I sat down with requested pages), I figured I'd make a blog post about it. … Continue reading My Experience at #WDC18’s Pitch Slam!
Seriously. After the last book I tried reading as a potential comp for my own writing bombed (enough that I DNF and I *never* DNF), I decided to take a break from the others. I read some memoirs and a giant book of theatre reviews from the NYT, but before jumping into anything else huge … Continue reading About to Give Up on Comp Titles
Hi all! Truth: I would love to be writing a self-pitying entry right now about a lot of writing related things. I am so super thrilled for the now many, many writers I've gotten to known on Twitter who have recently gotten an agent/book deal/mentor/you name it, but at the same time, I'd be lying … Continue reading My Editing Process
Hi everyone! No real entry today. Instead, I wanted to provide you with a link to my first piece as a reviewer for BroadwayWorld's Rhode Island page: Riveting GOD OF VENGEANCE at Head Trick Theatre My next reviews won't be until the end of April/early May, but I'm looking forward to them. Other than my … Continue reading My First Review for BroadwayWorld
Hi all! One thing I noted previously was the seemingly utter lack of adult fiction concerning the performing arts, whether musical theatre, acting, ballet, etc. I had only done a few casual searches on Amazon and Goodreads though, so I decided to take a closer look using Subject Headings in some of the library consortia … Continue reading 2018 TBR List
How did 2017 go? My only real goal this year was to finish Book 1, and I did. I finished the first draft, did my own round of revising/edits and have sent it out to a handful of readers for their feedback. So while it's not yet in shape to be queried, it IS technically … Continue reading Writing Goals for 2018
Today's entry was inspired by the #TweepWriter question for day 14 of October: Which is easier to write, the protagonist or antagonist? Over the course of my entire series, each of the four MCs has POV chapters, if not entire books (TJ and Whisky, in the beginning, when there IS no one else!). As in … Continue reading Who’s Easier to Write?
So if you follow me on Twitter (@FrontCenterECR) you may have seen previous pictures I've posted from my years backstage at both the Providence Performing Arts Center and the Veterans Memorial Auditorium from back when I was part of a ballet company in the mid-90s. Today's pic is one of the last in the series. … Continue reading The Warm-Up Chair
I've started reading through some magazines I've had sitting around for months and came across an interesting quote in the Editor's Note of the July/August 2017 issue of Poets & Writers. In it, Kevin Larimer talks about the notion, popular amongst aspiring authors, of publishing as an "impenetrable fortress." Even though I haven't started to … Continue reading Different Way of Thinking
A couple of weeks ago, I considered myself "done" with Book One. Almost. Faced with conflicting beta reader/CP opinions about the opening of my story, I was in no state to deal with potentially humongous changes. Instead, I finished all the small edits, marked a handful of things "to come back to," including the beginning. … Continue reading Book One – Next Steps!