Tag Archives: querying

Sharing My Craft and Writing World Updates

Sharing My Craft On October 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in Wolcott, CT at Alcott School (1490 Woodtick Rd) I will have a table at the 33rd Annual Arts and Crafts Fair  where I will be selling signed … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events: Baltimore and Wolcott

  Upcoming Author Events I’ve got two author events coming up in the next two weekends. On Saturday September 27th, I will be at the Baltimore Book Festival  from 12 pm-8pm in the Author Tent at Bicentennial Plaza. I’ll have … Continue reading

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Greetings from Kourtneyland

I can’t believe it’s mid July already! After I finished revisions on July 5th, Mom and I went back to Highwire Farm to celebrate. I met this lovely turkey. She was beautiful. Mom delighted in the kangaroo hopping about. The one … Continue reading

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Reblog: Backspace Conference Lessons in Querying

  Here’s some conference lessons on querying and pitching from a Backspace conference I attended a while back. http://kourtneyheintz.wordpress.com/2010/05/31/agent-author-day-at-backspace-what-i-learned/

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The Query Wars: The Truth, The Truly Bizarre and All That Lies in Between

I have a secret to handling rejections on queries, partials and fulls. It’s not Ben and Jerry’s. Nope. I  share my rejection letters with my trusted critique partner, the fabulous Kat Bender. She’s part of my tribunal in determining what … Continue reading

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The Synopsis: A tool of drafting, revising, and querying

The Synopsis is like winning on several lines of slot play. Are you shaking your head at me, wondering how I could ever claim that the dreadworthy synopsis is, gulp, a good thing multiple times over? Good. Because I used … Continue reading

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Rejection–It’s not you, it’s not me

Veal stew and polenta. A dish common in the Vicenza area of Italy. Delish to me. Maybe disgusting to you. This is where I’m at in the querying process. I’ve heard every reason under the sun to be rejected. And … Continue reading

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When to Give Up

When do you give up? Throw in the towel and admit defeat? I came dangerously close this week. For seven months, I’ve been revising and submitting my finished manuscript to agents and contests. Seven months that was the center of … Continue reading

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The Problem With a Continually Improving Manuscript

Here’s a new frustration. As I begin querying and entering contests, I submit what I think is a polished draft. Then I take a class or attend a lecture and learn something new. And when I come back to the … Continue reading

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Enjoy What You Do

So I have been hard at work for the past month preparing to enter my paranormal romance into the Brenda Novak Mentorship Contest. I received beta reader feedback. I made edits. I proofed it. I reproofed it. Hell, I edited … Continue reading

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