4 Reasons You Should be Taking Risks with your Fiction

Carly Watters, Literary Agent Blog

Playing it safe gets boring. Writers who take chances end up pushing the boundaries and get conversations going. And when conversations get started publicity will take off.

  • Station Eleven
  • Age of Miracles
  • The Golem and the Jinni

What do these books have in common? They defy category. They took risks and they paid off. They step outside our known boundaries, but stick to universal human emotion–that’s how we relate to their worlds.

4 Reasons You Should be Taking Risks with your Fiction:

1. Memorable is better than derivative. Nothing will make people remember like something they’ve never read before. Agents included. We are always looking for things that we can’t forget. When we say “we’ll know it when we see it” this is what we’re getting at. If we can’t forget it means that when we send something to an editor that they won’t be able to get it out of…

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What’s Your Writing Poison?

Well, I’ve finally figured out how to add pages to my menu. It’s as if I’ve been dropped into a different world in getting use to WordPress. And that feeling enhanced the past week since my adapter stopped working on me. It wasn’t charging my Chromebook, which then slipped into a coma. And was only revived recently last week Friday.

So I couldn’t make any edits and revisions to the young adult supernatural novel I’m working on. Nor write up and post daily poems for NaPoWriMo. So what’s a girl to do but go old school? And for most of last week I was in throwback mode with my trusty pen and paper.  Collecting lines and scribbling poems. Adding new scenes and chapters until my manuscript was dripping red. And then using the one to two hours of lunch time at work to learn WordPress. Type and update documents and post my NaPoWriMo poems. Continue reading

Coming Soon

For my 2 year blogiversary I’ve made plans to move over to WordPress. I’m still working out the kinks and familiarizing myself with the new platform. So I hope you’ll bear with me. Also, I’d really like to move some of my old posts from my Weebly blog over which I’m hoping is easier done than said. In the meantime, feel free to head over to my old site and browse around. What do you like about it that I can continue to do on WordPress? What’s missing or what areas do I need to improve and that WordPress would be able to resolve? I’m all ears.

See you on May 24th for the official unveiling!

Under Construction

Can You Catch My Flow? Author Interview

The Back Flap

Can You Catch My Flow? is a small collection of poetry. It’s a contribution of thoughts, emotions and experiences of life lived.

About the book

What is the book about?

Can You Catch My Flow? is a poetry chapbook that focuses on the everyday progression of growing up in poetic snapshots.

Read more of my author interview on The IndieView here.