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It’s KJ, and as I’m in the midst of my own revision, I keep running into other people who are revising—revising for agents, for editors, for themselves—and I’m seeing a theme. We all think there’s something wrong if you’re throwing a whole lot of stuff...

Hi listeners! Sarina here. Not too long ago I had a backwards view of mindfulness. I thought it was code for “how to take everything too seriously.” But now I know better. And some of the same guiding principles that help me relax are also helpful...

It’s Monday. It’s a pandemic. And honestly - we’re all a little distracted. Thankfully, Jess has some great tricks to keep you where you need to be! #AmWriting Supporters, click here to listen--or click here to learn more about supporting the podcast....

KJ’s plotting a new novel, and burying herself in books about plot and structure and what makes a story satisfying—both because she loves those books, and because they get her creative subconscious to start talking. #AmWriting Supporters, click here to listen--or click here to learn more...

Jess goes deep on sales and rank data and what media does—and doesn’t—move the dial. #AmWriting Supporters, click here to listen--or click here to learn more about supporting the podcast....

You don’t have to earn a profit to call yourself a writer. But if you are earning some money with your writing, it might be time to employ a few business upgrades that will help keep things professional. As a bonus, you’ll have a much...

How to write a fiction query letter that makes an agent ask for more.   Whoa! This is KJ, and I talked for a full 22 minutes on the process of writing that magic query letter that gets an agent’s attention. Well—it’s not easy! But it can...

Every writer daydreams about writing the Next Big Thing. Who among us hasn’t wished to stumble on the foolproof formula for success? As it happens, there are a few intrepid authors who have taken it upon themselves to analyze what makes a piece of work into...

Hey kids, this one’s from KJ. As you probably know, I edited the Motherlode blog at the New York Times for five plus years. That means everything that appeared there came through me, which means I’ve edited hundreds of essays for the NYT—and considered thousands. I thought...