becoming published


I have recently become utterly smitten with the Society of Gentlemen book series by KJ Charles. The book covers are so disappointing and bland and do not do these characters justice AT ALL so I needed to draw the boys myself.

If you like Regency-era stories about gentlemen who like other gentlemen then you should check this series out; it’s got some lovely romance and friendships and supporting-each-other-through-hardship and era politics and scandal and drama and pining.  Not to mention bi and demi and trans characters, and none of the conflicts revolve around anyone being ashamed of their sexuality. Oh, and they all have HAPPY ENDINGS! Also people actually communicate and it avoids so many stupid misunderstandings that are so common in love stories. 

(Basically everything I’ve ever wanted in historical romance and more) 

Tips from a YA Editor by Anne Regan: Crafting a Query Letter

What’s a query letter?

  • A short (single page) introduction of you and your book to a publisher or agent
  • Use professional business letter format, font, and language
  • Do your research about the publisher or agent so you can:
  • Personalize the letter to a specific person (for example, the acquisitions editor)
  • Show how your book meets their submission criteria

Start with the most important information first

  • A “hook” – one sentence that captures the essence of your story and makes them want more
  • To save his world, a hobbit must destroy a powerful magic ring.
  • A farm boy joins the rebellion against an evil galactic empire.

State how your story fits what they publish or represent.

  • I enjoy your fantasy novels and would appreciate your considering my novel Hobbit Wars.
  • Always include the title, genre, and word count.
  • Be sure these meet the submission guidelines for your target publisher or agent.

Include a brief synopsis of the story

  • No more than one or two short paragraphs – ideally no more than 150 words
  • Focus on your main characters, their goals, and the obstacles they face to achieve them
  • Don’t overdisclose – leave the editor or agent wanting to read more
Wrap it up
  • Include a sentence or two about yourself
  • Include any writing credits, awards, or special background that influences your story
  • Thank the editor or agent for their time and consideration
  • Based on the submission guidelines, include the manuscript or excerpt or let them know it is available on request

My ultimate dream has been, and always will be, to publish a novel that becomes famous enough that I see people discussing the characters and headcanons and falling in love with the characters I, too, have fallen in love with. Not in like “this better become a movie” way but just. to see everyone appreciate my characters. to have people ask questions and be excited about what will happen next. to surprise people. ahhhh

Reblog this if you’d be willing to answer some questions about being an incarnate angel.

I’ve decided my book project for this year will be about incarnate angels. I have a few ideas for the content of the book, but nothing is set in stone yet. The title is still a work in process as well. Since I’m only one person, I can’t speak for every angel out there; therefore, I’d like to get as many opinions on certain topics as I can.

You can reblog this regardless of your religion, age, gender, sexuality, birth sex, physical appearance, weight, etc. As long as you identify as an incarnate angel, I want to hear your opinions. Whether you see yourself as an angel currently, believe it was a past life, or even view it in a psychological sense, I want your input. 

Please spread this around and share it with your #actuallyangelic friends.

None of your personal information will be used without your permission. The questions I ask will pertain to how you discovered you were an angel, how you found your name or form(s), what religion you come from (if any), what you feel your purpose is, how you feel about the community here on Tumblr, etc//

If you reblog this post, I will send you a questionairre to fill out and send back to me, if you’d like. You do not have to answer every single question, or share the response of every question with me. Feel free to leave questions blank if you’d prefer not to answer. 

Thanks for reading - I hope to see some interesting responses!

(PS: My messages, submit, and askbox are all open if for whatever reason you can’t reblog this post.)

What the Parks & Rec fandom deserves in 2016
  • A cartoon version of Parks & Rec
  • A spin-off centered around the Saperstein twins and their crazy life
  • All sorts of Li’l Sebastian merchandise
  • A spin-off of Andy and April’s life that’s a mix of procedural crime drama and cheaper by the dozen
  • Like ten albums of Mouse Rat 
  • A musical
  • Five movies
  • A blog held by Ben Wyatt where he posts his reviews, fanfictions, meta analyses, etc.
  • Cooking books co-autored by Ben and Chris with vegan calzones and low-fat options (The Low-Cal Calzone Tome)
  • Audiobooks of kids books read by Craig Middlebrooks
  • More books about Pawnee written by Leslie from memory
  • About ten full seasons of The Johnny Karate Super Awesome Musical Explosion Show with a new episode every day
  • A YouTube channel with Donna’s dating advice
  • Donna’s Twitter account 
  • April’s diary becomes published as a book and contains like ten pages that are just coated with blood, and half of it is just her scribbling on the page until her pencil is broken, and there’s like ten pages that’s just her writing “Ms. April Ludgate-Dwyer” with hearts everywhere
  • All the triplets family albums throughout the years
  • Authentic logs of Ann’s mails so we can see what this wordcloud was like in actual context
  • Books and books of Leslie writing about Ann and Ben’s bodies
  • A park that’s actually the Pawnee Commons in real life and the Morningstar is the hotel where you go if you wanna spend time there
  • A reunion of the full main cast
  • Twenty more seasons
There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.


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To Walk Invisible: Charlotte Brontë [INFJ]

OFFICIAL TYPING by Charity / The Mod.

Introverted Intuition (Ni): Charlotte develops a vision for herself and her sisters, her intention for them to all become published writers and novelists, and works toward it tirelessly. She places a great deal of emphasis on her own intellect and intellectualism, confessing frustration to her sister that it isn’t fair that women are so diminished in a man’s world, when their minds are as sharp as any man’s. She is quick to think of the future, when dealing with problems.

Extroverted Feeling (Fe): Others’ opinions influence her, even though she’s very emotionally restrained – after others tell her to “grow up” and stop “writing children’s stories,” she does so for a time; she shares her opinions openly with her sisters, and becomes emotional reading Emily’s poetry (she tells Emily it’s the most beautiful thing she’s ever read). Charlotte often thinks in terms of “we,” believing she and her sisters can do things together (write a book of poetry, sell their novels, etc). She admits her true identity to her father to cheer him up, and is happy when he is proud of her (and her sisters). She becomes very upset when a publisher believes she and Anne are the same person, and is determined to set him straight.

Introverted Thinking (Ti): She wants to know why the world is how it is, why men get to do more important things, and often has very profound, critical insights to share about society (she says a woman is judged for writing a novel, where a man’s work is judged for itself). She is often detached, distant, and logical, but doesn’t really share her thoughts easily with others.

Extroverted Sensing (Se): Charlotte shows no real sensory impulses other than her spur of the moment decision to travel to London without any warning and introduce herself (and her sisters) to the publishers; in that moment, she decides to throw over their secret identities to set the record straight.

Tomorrow is Glox’s birthday, I’M READY

I have a little question. It’s not too important, is only a curiosity.
We have seen that fairies have a different perception of time, so one year for them is equivalent to few weeks maybe. They also have a lazy lifestyle. So the question is…do they celebrate birthdays?
I was thinking at this a moment ago, I believe that it wouldn’t be so strange if they didn’t care about it.

Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.


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@trixystix If I ever become a published author, I’d have a website where I’d like… put up side stories and rambles and bits of trivia, and answer questions!

Cosmic Sisters

Aries-Libra: Love becomes relationship, justice becomes law, “I becomes ‘we’“, notes become melody, instinct becomes intellect, ego becomes self consciousness

Libra is the delectable Venus nectar that connects humanity through love and communion. Aries is the gasoline-‐breathing dragon, overflowing with dreams and imagination whipped fresh from heaven.

Taurus-Scorpio: pleasure becomes obsession, creativity become magic, ownership becomes heritage, sensuality becomes intimacy, providing becomes love

Taurus paints, lines, fills with colour, blends the tones and symphonies, while Scorpio injects meaning, vision, the eye catching sentiment, the spirit and the creative tapestry pouring from deep within the artists soul.

Gemini-Sagittarius: knowledge becomes wisdom, learning becomes academics, writing becomes publishing, curiosity becomes quest

The light here is learning, and the Gemini‐Sagittarius cosmic musical is swayed by the rhythm of ideas, orchestrated by the author’s notes and moved by the entrancement of language.

Cancer-Capricorn: Dream becomes reality, protection becomes law, time becomes moments, creativity becomes business, intuition becomes success

Cancer-Capricorn is like a snowflake. And Capricorn is the crystallized Cancer, the liquid heavenly stream (Cancer) that has been crafted into an intricate, majestic ice sculpture (Capricorn).

Leo-Aquarius: “me” becomes “us”, personal protection becomes humanitarianism, creativity becomes art, the self becomes individual

Like the Leo sun drenches humanity in his being out of pure love, Aquarius nourishes humanity through is heavenly vase, again, out of his pure love.

Virgo-Pisces: medicine becomes healing, thought becomes imagination, language becomes poetry, service becomes worship, idealism becomes perfectionism

Virgo-Pisces is transparent in Mutable style, and frequently spirals its colours to match the emotional frequencies of their environment. Everything spills, inclines and intermixes in ethereal watercolour artwork. The only noise here is the clanking symphony of the soul.


anonymous asked:

Congrats on NYU!!! I am a high school senior anxiously waiting for my decision for NYU. I will be notified on April first, so it's coming soon! I want to hopefully major in English and minor in polisci or graphic design and I want to become a book publisher. Do you think if I do that I'll be able to get into the MS in Publishing program at NYU? I know you're doing the summer program, but I'm just curious what you think I should study to make myself the best candidate possible.

Thank you! Good luck with your application! I did my undergrad in English and I’m currently doing my masters in English and film. Even though all they require is a BA, I do think studying English was really beneficial for publishing. It’s really important to really beef up your resume with relevant experience between now and when you apply for the MS in publishing. I personally worked for my campus newspaper for three years while also writing book reviews and eventually editing articles for an entertainment website. On top of that, make sure you cultivate good relationships with your profs cause they’ll be the ones writing your reference letters. They’re also a good resource for reviewing your personal statements because they’re a lot more familiar with the standards for effective personal statements. I actually got both of my references to edit my personal statement, and they gave me really helpful feedback. Hope this was helpful!

vicchan-and-yuuri  asked:

I dont even know what to say. I'm so happy that you are writing things for Yuri!!! On Ice. When you end your stories then there is a slight air of mystery and it makes me feel so at peace. I commented on your fics as well saying how much I love you and your endings and that i need to know if you become a published author but I'm just gonna remind you bc I love your writing!!! I'm probably coming across as a weird stalker person now so I'll stop showering you in praise. Thanks! Bye.

AWWW thank you!!! I’m so glad that you like my endings <3 <3 <3 <3 and omg I’m so flattered that you think I could be a published author??? Wowowow seriously thank you so much!

@starsofthenightcourt THANK YOU <3

THANK YOU!!!! Oh my gosh I’m so happy to hear that I inspired you in some way! I’m sure your fics are FANTASTIC <3 <3 <3

@gia-cometti ADLSKFJASDF TEARS OF LUBE ahh I’m so glad that you liked it <33333

@mugglebornandraised Hahaha thank you!! I had to fit it in somehow :P :P Thank you so much for reading!

AHHH THANK YOU!!!!!!! I’m so glad that you liked the ending and the fic in general ahh just thank you so much <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3