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Pitch Wars 2013: Veronica Park’s Mentor Bio

My name is Veronica, and I’m a lot of things. I’m a journalist with more than five years of professional experience writing and editing for publication (everything from in-depth investigative articles to academic theses to television scripts and screenplays)… I’m a marketing consultant who has been paid buckets of money to cruise the world selling everything from diamonds to luxury watches to kettle corn, with brevity and panache…. I’m a … Continue reading

When Writers Go Wrong: The Blog Series

In case y’all haven’t noticed, I’ve been a bit busy, a bit hard to locate, a bit crazy, a bit absent-minded of late. As most publishing industry peeps will tell you, there’s an excuse for this. It’s called November. And it’s only going to get more insane when the month ends. Because then, I’m actually … Continue reading

Summer Sun Award!

I’d like to thank the lovely and EXTREMELY talented Rhiann Wynn-Nolet for this little slice of sunshine: The intent of this award is to present it to someone who brightens your day either in blog format or in general and to have a little fun with giving up some summer secrets. 1. Favorite song with summer … Continue reading

The Last Thursday’s Children: What Will Suffice

Sufficed to say, I’ve never really understood that saying. I mean, I used to think “that will suffice” meant something along the lines of “that’s plenty.” Or “that’s more than enough.” Sufficient, of course, being the general idea behind both of these terms. But I was wrong. Here’s what it actually means: “sufficient – of … Continue reading

Thursday’s Children 8.1.13: Inspired by Floating

Today’s TC post comes a day late. But in my defense, I didn’t realize yesterday was Thursday…so. Anyway, I recently stumbled across this photographer’s website, while I was searching for cool photos to create a “future cover” mockup for one of my books. (Oh, don’t act like you’ve never done it, fellow writers!) Her name … Continue reading

Thursday’s Children 7.4.13: Inspired by Spam

Today’s TC post is written in the cherished style of “rant,” and inspired by the obnoxious–and yes, occasionally hilarious–spam I find in my comments inbox. (By the way, thank you, Askimet, for keeping these off my homepage. I really don’t say that enough.) Here are a few of my favorites: (along with my response) “Some viewers … Continue reading

WOW! I’m Finally On the Other Side of the Couch.

I recently did an interview with Robyn Chausse of WOW’s The Muffin. (If you don’t read it yet, and you’re a writer, you absolutely should start doing that. As soon as possible.) Here’s an excerpt: “Every choice you make matters. People will tell you that only the big ones matter, but it’s the small ones … Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS

Also, did I mention that I’m judging a pitch contest next month? Because I am. So. Excited! News HERE Contest website HERE Calling all pitch virgins!!! *Cracks Whip* PREPARE TO BE SCHOOLED.