So I'm doing a thing. Testing the water. I'm entering Pitch Wars this coming September 27th - October 1st. What is Pitch Wars, you say? Pitch Wars is a mentoring program where published/agented authors, editors, or industry interns choose one writer each, read their entire manuscript, and offer suggestions on how to make the manuscript shine for … Continue reading Pitch Wars
I joined Twitter. Yep, I took the leap, the 100 character challenge, and started an account. You can find me making daily musings, quotes, photos and even some talk about writing over there at: @emmagillwriter I also started a subreddit on Reddit for the writing I have collected there. Some is cross-posted between this blog … Continue reading Social Media Update
It was our people’s last peaceful summer, though peace would not describe the sky. Ships exploded overhead like bursting stars, raining molten innards on the sea. Only one star fell to land. From its broken depths a child emerged, forged of light. Hunted by death. It was I who found the child. Who waited for … Continue reading When The Refugee Came
The restaurant was packed to just the right density for Henri to move unobtrusively through the crowd. His slim form slipped through darkness along the room’s edges, the slick black suit swallowing the light. The shadows greeted him like an old friend and he smiled, appreciating the little things that made his business easier. Beyond … Continue reading The Professional
"The first draft is just you telling yourself the story."- Terry Pratchett "I'm writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shovelling sand into a box so that later I can build sandcastles."- Shannon Hale Image by Evgeni Tcherkasski from Pixabay So I did it y'all - I used all that inspiration and … Continue reading First Draft Done!