Welcome to our little corner of the Internet where we can blab and share with you. I’m sure you’re wondering what you can expect from our blog and what we plan to talk about.
First of all, our motley little crew survives on caffeine and sarcasm in between marathon writing sessions. We are going to be open, honest, and share our process with you from start to finish. This means we are going to be delivering writing tips, manuscript secrets, formatting tricks, how to find a publisher (even if it isn’t us), and how to find your voice while you write.
Each day of the week will have a different industry focus topic for our primary blog and if we can pull ourselves away from our writing and latte sipping, we will throw in some fun. With that being said, don’t expect anything to come around on Sunday, sometimes our sarcasm needs a siesta and sunshine. If you read something on Sunday, love it, share it and treasure it because it is a rare present.
We will also be sharing recipes inspired by our stories (Fifteen Weekends has a great little Blueberry Buckle), books we love, recommendations, and hosting open chats with our authors and staff.
Everyone on our staff is also a writer, so when you talk to us about what you’ve got going on, you can trust that we understand. Afterall, we started because traditional publishing contracts scared us and we felt that author’s deserved more credit for their pieces.
Today is Manuscript Monday. On Mondays we will talk to you about all aspects of your manuscript from writing it, to querying it, to submitting it, to editing it, to finding a publisher, and down to identifying your genre. Our most common question that we get in our inquiry box is “How do I write a query letter that you will want?”
That will be our topic today, so come back in a little while as we discuss the infamous and not to be dreaded query letter.
The Pen Name Publishing Crew