In the most recent issue of my newsletter, I outlined five terrific resources for helping querying authors write the ideal query letter. Want to know what they are? Read and subscribe. And if you like what you see, please share with the special writer in your life.
In the latest issue of my newsletter, I outlined how I used the application TextExpander to make querying my last novel as easy as typing a few characters on my keyboard.
You can read the article and the rest of the issue here. And if you sign up for a year’s subscription to TextExpander, you can get 20% off with this coupon code.
The latest issue of my newsletter, The Study, went live yesterday. In it, I wrote about five of my favorite apps to help keep writers organized and focused. Check it out for some ideas on how to keep your writing in check and make sure to subscribe. There’ll be more articles like this in future issues.
I recently published a column in my weekly newsletter, The Study, on finding your rhythm when writing comedy:
You can tell when a joke will land. It’s in the way the audience laughs, whether you’ve had them from the beginning or you had to pull them to your side throughout a scene. I don’t have a live studio audience for my show, but I do have a gut feeling about how a joke will be received by the audience.
It took me six episodes, but I finally found The Shelf Life’s rhythm. I noticed it when I was editing laugh tracks in episode six. I’d left them in from episode five and watched as many of them lined up within a second or two of their previous locations from the last episode. My jokes were hitting in the same spots.
I’ve learned a lot while developing my podcast sitcom. If you’re interested in a little insight on writing comedy, maybe for your own project, give it a read.
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A new episode of everyone’s favorite podcast sitcom is available now:
A customer sends Edwin on a wild goose chase for a book that may or may not exist, while Vincent sheds some light on a difficult situation.
A new episode of my podcast sitcom, The Shelf Life, came out on Monday:
An unexpected—and unwelcome—visitor drops a bombshell in Edwin’s lap that will change the future of Blue Cat Books forever, and the mail carrier brings a visitor from Edwin’s past back to the present. At least Vincent, Sarah, and Mrs. Larson are there to help, even if Edwin never asked for it.