Everyone has it – some tid bit of knowledge they would like to pass on to help you. However, not all advise is… of the same quality. J & K think back to the best and worst pieces of advise they’ve received about writing. Best Advise J: I default to a (paraphrased) line from the Sister Act 2: “If you wake up in the morning and all you can think about is singing, you’re a singer.” I wake up in the morning and think about writing–and the foodstuffs of writing like far off worlds, spaceships, characters, etc. So, guess I’m a writer. K: For me,Read More →

Greetings Seekers! It has been too long since we crafted a blog post for your consumption. Thank you for your support and encouragement throughout the long, arduous process of writing, editing, and attempting to publish our debut novel. Trials of the Innermost has yet to find a home with a literary agency, and that brings us to today’s topic: publish or perish. We have endured the hardships of countless rejections. Our mental fortitude has taken a beating–yet we are not being told ‘your story isn’t good enough.’ On the contrary, our story has received praise from multiple agents. They ultimately passed because it ‘just wasn’t forRead More →

Kristina read an exercise in a How to Write book that went something like this: “How do you define a story? There’s no right or wrong answer. What makes a good story to you? After you’ve written it down, read it. Does your writing fit your definition? If not, why are you writing?” Both of us could write paragraphs on the topic, but below are the short versions. What a story is to Kristina.  A story is a portal through which the reader may choose to step, finding the same words that have been used by countless others for centuries arranged in such a wayRead More →