Author Archives: A. R. Silverberry

Unblock Writer’s Block

Tweet Unblock Writer’s Block By A. R. Silverberry I wrote this several years ago, and it remains one of my favorite posts. Time to re-publish it! What is writer’s block, and what can you do about it? First off, the term writer’s block is too vague. It specifies symptoms but nothing about the cause. It’s […]

An Unexpected Exploit: Cover Reveal and Guest Post

Tweet Cover Reveal and Guest Post An Unexpected Exploit As an Indie author, I know how difficult it can be to find readers. That’s why I open up my blog for Cover Reveals, Guest Posts, and Excerpts from other indie authors. Today I bring you all three from fantasy author Kandi J Wyatt. People often […]

QueryTracker: A Must Tool for Querying Agents

Tweet QueryTracker: A Must Tool for Querying Agents If you’re an author or illustrator and would like a literary agent to represent your work, there’s a fantastic software program that will really help you zero in on the right agents to approach. Five years ago when I was querying my second novel, The Stream, I […]

Reading for Writers

Tweet Reading for Writers To improve your writing, pretty much everyone agrees that you should write a lot and read lot. Some people maintain that you should read both good writing and bad writing. The argument for the latter is that it will help you recognize what doesn’t work. The premise goes that if you […]

Managing Query Manager

Tweet Managing Query Manager! If you’re querying agents in the hope of representation, you will find a percentage of them now use an online submission form called Query Manager. Heads up, there are a couple of issues you need to be aware of, or you might end up inadvertently harming your chances with an agent. […]

Creativity: Supercharge Your Writing, Part II.

Tweet Supercharge your creativity. Last week, I outlined nine ways to enhance your creativity and supercharge your writing. Today I offer three more ideas. As you’ll see, they work synergistically to help you. Trigger Your Creativity Just as day follows night, you can trigger your creativity using a learning procedure called classical conditioning. Remember Pavlov […]

Creativity: Supercharge Your Writing, Part I

Tweet Creativity: Supercharge Your Writing, Part I Many years ago I had the good fortune to attend a number of workshops designed to increase creativity. My father taught two of them, and one was with Sidney Parnes, one of the founders of the Creative Problem Solving Institute in Buffalo New York. Through their influence and […]

Query Rejection: What Now?

Tweet Query Rejection: What Now? You’ve worked hard on your manuscript, writing and rewriting, submitting it to beta readers, then polishing it some more. You’re editor has given it several passes. The manuscript is as good as you can get it, and now you’re ready to try to find an agent. You send out query […]

Call of Elespen: Keepers of the Wellsprings

Tweet     Announcing Call of Elespen, the Epic Conclusion to the Keepers of the Wellsprings Series! Exciting news! Missy Sheldrake has released Call of Elespen, the fifth and epic conclusion to the Keepers of the Wellsprings series. Synopsis: A vindictive Sorcerer King with a century-old grudge has spent decades gathering an army obsessed with […]

The Illuminated Kingdom, by Alina Sayre

Tweet The Illuminated Kingdom: The Voyages of the Legend, Book 4 The Illuminated Kingdom, book four of fantasy author Alina Sayre’s masterful series, The Voyages of the Legend, is out! You can win a copy, just see rules below. Meanwhile, more about this middle grade fantasy! Synopsis: The Vestigia Roi has risen up to retake their […]