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PitchWars? Not For Me, This Year.

PitchWars? Not For Me, This Year.

Originally posted on Morgan Hazelwood: Writer In Progress:
Sitting This One Out For the first time since I found the PitchWars community, I’m really not entering. Between work stress, life stress, and not having anything new, it’s just not going to happen for me this year. I haven’t even looked at any of the blogs…

What Good Is An Agent? Answers From Writers.

What Good Is An Agent? Answers From Writers.

Originally posted on Morgan Hazelwood: Writer In Progress:
https://youtu.be/8bsDxJ7awgM%5BPrevious related topics: Why? How? What? ] If you’ve been paying attention to the literary agency world in the last month or so, you probably heard about the embezzlement conviction of Darin Webb, the accountant for the 49-year-old UK literary agency: Donadio & Olson. Webb’s total theft? $3.4…

Tips For Sustaining Tension In Your Writing

Tips For Sustaining Tension In Your Writing

Originally posted on Morgan Hazelwood: Writer In Progress:
Last week, I talked about giving characters agency, but that’s not all editors and agents request. Another thing they ask for is ‘tension’. If the reader doesn’t have a reason to care what happens next, you’ve lost your tension. https://youtu.be/nm3t91tjXlI Wait. Before we get any further, I…

Tips On Writing Characters With Agency

Originally posted on Morgan Hazelwood: Writer In Progress:
One thing you hear about a lot when you start sending your manuscript out into the world is ‘agency’. Most agents (and publishers) are looking for characters who make things happen, not ones who merely react to the situation they’re stuck with. https://youtu.be/V3Hpm-z9068 In general, inciting incidents…

When Querying A Novel: Hope Can Be The Scariest Thing

When Querying A Novel: Hope Can Be The Scariest Thing

Originally posted on Morgan Hazelwood: Writer In Progress:
If you’re a regular reader, you saw my post two weeks ago about how I started to lose faith in my story. I believe in my story, but I was worried about its ability to stand out in an over-crowded market full of amazing stories. I don’t…

How Change Can Be a Good Thing – In Life and In Writing

How Change Can Be a Good Thing – In Life and In Writing

Originally posted on Morgan Hazelwood: Writer In Progress:
I’m moving. This week has been spent packing, painting, and making seemingly endless to-do lists. I’m partially moving to be closer to friends and family, partially to be closer to my new job (that I took partially BECAUSE of it’s proximity to the aforementioned friends and family),…

A Starter’s Guide For Fiction Writers Trying To “Establish A Social Media Presence” Part 6

A Starter’s Guide For Fiction Writers Trying To “Establish A Social Media Presence” Part 6

Originally posted on Morgan Hazelwood: Writer In Progress:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Bonus  | Part 6 Part 6: Videos – YouTube+ Note: I know I’m talking about YouTube, just days after the San Bruno attacks. My heart goes out to those affected by the attacks. I’ve talked…

A Starter’s Guide For Fiction Writers Trying To “Establish A Social Media Presence” Part 5

A Starter’s Guide For Fiction Writers Trying To “Establish A Social Media Presence” Part 5

Originally posted on Morgan Hazelwood: Writer In Progress:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Part 5: Tumblr and Reddit (The Dark Side?) Four weeks ago, I shared my descent into social media and my guiding philosophies for interacting on the internet. Three weeks ago, I discussed the generals about creating…

A Starter’s Guide For Fiction Writers Trying To “Establish A Social Media Presence” Part 2

A Starter’s Guide For Fiction Writers Trying To “Establish A Social Media Presence” Part 2

Originally posted on Morgan Hazelwood: Writer In Progress:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Part 2: Creating Your Author Website and How To Start Blogging Last week, I shared my descent into social media and my guiding philosophies for interacting with others on the internet. Now, I’m…

A Starter’s Guide For Fiction Writers Trying To “Establish A Social Media Presence” Part 4

A Starter’s Guide For Fiction Writers Trying To “Establish A Social Media Presence” Part 4

Originally posted on Morgan Hazelwood: Writer In Progress:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Part 4: Visual Social Media Three weeks ago, I shared my descent into social media and my guiding philosophies for interacting with others on the internet. Two weeks ago, I discussed the generals about creating a website and starting…

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