Personal · Politics · Writing · Yoga

Life and fissures and revisions and training and AWP.

Of course I forgot to post in the month of January, when the hairline fissures in our universe began to widen into dark gaping crevasses, and freedom started to look like a quickly fraying thread. And politics turned to much more than just politics as usual, turned to a question of basic human rights. The… Continue reading Life and fissures and revisions and training and AWP.

Publishing · Travel · Writing

Wrapping up the first revision under contract.

I was so caught up in revising last month that I completely forgot to update after I got home from my research trip! Taiwan was amazing. I hadn’t visited since I was 15 years old, and it was so wonderful to walk around in the shoes of my characters and get some primary research done. I brought along my… Continue reading Wrapping up the first revision under contract.

Publishing · Writing

How to research and prepare for querying literary agents.

People keep asking me about this, so I thought it was worth making a blog post. This is not “How to write a query letter” — you’ll find plenty of those posts elsewhere. This is what comes before that. First: The most important thing is that you get your full manuscript into the best shape possible.… Continue reading How to research and prepare for querying literary agents.