Tag Archives: IdeaJones

#QuarantineLife: Your Next Adventure

A therapist told me once that one of the most important things in life was to have something, even a small thing, to look forward to. In times of crisis, when it seems all of life is about the now … Continue reading

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Isolation Update: Social Norms for Social Animals

Hi, there (wherever “there” is). First off, update from isolation. Almost at the end of week 2 in this room. I’ve been asked how I’m doing after two weeks alone in a room I can’t leave, and I think I’m … Continue reading

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(“Don’t) Hold My Hand

We should have been doing this all along. Stuff comes through all the time, flu, stomach collywobblers, root rot. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. Two times through “Happy Birthday To You” will do it, but I feel … Continue reading

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#QueryRoad: Rejections Come In Flavors

As we learn the fine art of querying a novel to agents, there are a few things that are becoming clear. One is that rejection comes in flavors, like ice cream (I know, you probably think getting a rejection is … Continue reading

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Into the Twitter(pitch)verse: The Basics

There are opportunities to get your project in front of agents and editors, and, I’m learning, ways to do it (and not do it). Twitter pitch contests — I’m no expert. I’m experimenting and figuring it out. But it’s a … Continue reading

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