On Beginnings, Middles, and Endings

On Beginnings, Middles, and Endings

By  Kathryn Craft On Beginnings A writer must start somewhere, and so I do, although agonizingly. I am jealous of authors who wake up with opening lines in mind and claim that throughout the writing process, they never change them. It would be lovely to know I’m...
Pitch Wars: What Books Will Agents Love This Year?

Pitch Wars: What Books Will Agents Love This Year?

Today is November 1st. For some writers that means the start of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). But for me, it’s the first day of the Pitch Wars agent showcase for the adult entries. And my mentee, along with many other amazing authors and books, are...

Tall Poppy 4th Quarter Releases

The Tall Poppies have an exciting fall and winter lineup ahead! Read below to see what’s in store! LAST CHRISTMAS IN PARIS: Heather Webb and Hazel Gaynor (10/03/17) August 1914. England is at war. As Evie Elliott watches her brother, Will, and his best friend,...

A Writer’s Muse: Going Home

By Tall Poppy,  Tina Ann Forkner Some people like to spend their vacation time traveling to faraway places, and some of us just want to go home again. It’s not that I don’t enjoy reading on the beach as much as the next person, but my first choice is always home...

A Writer and Her Tribes

By Tall Poppy Writer, Aimie K. Runyan There is the common belief that every writer finds her own process and that there are no real rules for creating a novel. There are some pretty standard tenets that are hard to disagree with: Write regularly. Write a lot. Read a...

Fiction Makes Her Story Mine

She is dressed head to toe in black. Dark jeans, army boots with the laces jagged and torn. The hood of her sweatshirt is pulled up over long hair, and when she lifts her hands to sweep bangs off her forehead, even her fingernails are painted jet. It doesn’t make...