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Writing a Query Letter

By Dannielle Wicks / August 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

WHAT IS A QUERY: A query is a one-page summary of your manuscript.   WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A QUERY: The goal of a query is to entice your reader to read the pages. Be that an agent, or an editor, or even a potential reader.   WHAT YOU SHOULD INCLUDE IN A QUERY: … Read moreWriting a Query Letter

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Pitch Wars 2017: #PimpMyBio – Dark and Fractured Seas – YA #ownvoices Fantasy

By Dannielle Wicks / June 30, 2017 / 20 Comments

#PimpMyBio is an optional blog hop hosted by Lana Pattinson. You can learn more here. If you’re going to be participating in #PitchWars and want to do your own #PimpMyBio you can read about it here. #PimpMyBio 2017   Hello!     About My Book DARK AND FRACTURED SEAS Young Adult Fantasy   Seventeen-year-old bisexual … Read morePitch Wars 2017: #PimpMyBio – Dark and Fractured Seas – YA #ownvoices Fantasy

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Writing Resources

By Dannielle Wicks / April 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

All this info is now available on my FOR WRITERS page. While plotting and creating my stories, I’ve come across a few fantastic resources that I want to share with you all. Firstly, WATCH THIS VIDEO. Go ahead, I’ll wait. It’s quite eye-opening. Next, have a read of Donald Maass’s WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL. If … Read moreWriting Resources

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Character Flaws

By Dannielle Wicks / February 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

On creating a Main Character that feels real. What makes a character real? What makes them stand out from all the other 2 dimensional made up people out there in film, TV and books? I actually don’t think there is a definite answer to that. But before you say, well why are we talking about … Read moreCharacter Flaws

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Happy Holidays! 2016 Wrap-up STATS

By Dannielle Wicks / December 14, 2016 / 18 Comments

Hey everyone! Everything is winding down for Christmas. For me, in Australia that means hot days and even hotter nights, prawns, smoked hams, asparagus and laying in a pool full of cold water to fend off the summer heat. It also means that I’ll have two weeks off my day job to finish writing my … Read moreHappy Holidays! 2016 Wrap-up STATS

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The Importance of Critique Partners

By Dannielle Wicks / September 23, 2016 / 10 Comments

I cannot stress enough the importance of a critique partner or partners… It’s good practice to find someone in the writing circle. Places like AbsoluteWrite, Maggie Stiefvater’s Critique Match-up and Pub(lishing) Crawl are fantastic places to find like-minded writers prepared to put in the work a Critique Partner is there to provide. They are there … Read moreThe Importance of Critique Partners

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