Author: Erica Ridley

Pep Talk to Aspiring Authors

So, today my crit partners were throwing a pity party because the ratio of aspiring authors to acquiring editors is astronomical. I say, WHO CARES? What’s that got to do with me?! Actually, what I say is this: First, you cannot, repeat, CANNOT, think of writing (or any profession) from a statistical standpoint. Sure, there’s…

Miss Snark’s Crapometer

Thanks to the inimitable Miss Snark‘s Crapometer, I did squeeze some writing in yesterday! Just under 250 words of text, mind you, but new writing nonetheless. What’s a Crapometer*? This is when an anonymous literary agent such as Miss Snark kindly invites writers to submit their hooks, queries, first pages, etc for her professional review.…

Erica Ridley
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