Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia have rich histories, interesting people, and lots of weird nooks and crannies that make a great setting for a story. Panelists discuss their favorite books set in the DMV and the fun and frustrations of setting stories in and around the nation’s capital.
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In Defense of the Standalone Novel
In a sea of book series, the standalone novel can be a breath of fresh air. What are the virtues of the standalone novel and what makes for a good one? Might there be a resurgence of the standalone novel in the near future?
What To Do When You Disagree with the Beta Reader Feedback
After you’ve finished drafting a manuscript and polishing it as well as you can on your own, for most of … More
Facing Mortality: Writing Death and Dying in Fiction
As the winter blues set in for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, above the tropics, I finally caught … More
Morgan’s 2023 Resolutions
Last year was a year of reading, revision, and networking — even if those weren’t my original priorities.
This year? The goal is publication! Yet again, I need to refocus on what will get me there.