I want to preface this post with a disclaimer: I love, love, love my job. This is not me lamenting my work. It’s me lamenting my own brain. Despite the woe-is-me nature of this post, I know how lucky I am to do what I do. There’s no way I’d rather make a living than … Continue reading My Life is a Space Opera
The winners of Tory’s 300 Word New Year’s Eve Writing Contest have been chosen. We asked writers to submit their best excerpt from an unpublished work up to 300 words, and now it’s time to read the winning entries and hand out prizes! A Couple Things WB and I had quite a difficult time narrowing … Continue reading Tory’s 300 Word New Year’s Eve Writing Contest | Winners and Prizes
With the last PitMad of 2020 coming up on December 3rd, I thought I’d share my latest tips, tricks, strategies, magic spells, and general thoughts on how to get results for this and other Twitter pitch events--and things you can take away from PitMad even if you don’t get that coveted agent like. What is … Continue reading PitMad Tips and Strategies | Twitter Pitch Events
I DON’T mean to add to the bitterness and despair of the Writing Community, but I have a bone to pick with this place. I’m starting to think it’s no community at all but rather a crowded street where the best interactions feel like calling out across the crowd and the average interaction is getting … Continue reading Writing Community or Writing Crowded Street?
I'VE BEEN reflecting on all the unpublished manuscripts I read and critiqued in 2019, ranging from sci-fi to high fantasy to detective procedural to YA romance to literary efforts that don't fit into a genre category. Despite the range of styles and writing quality, if you were to take my critiques of all these books … Continue reading I Read Dozens of Manuscripts in 2019 | Here’s What I Learned
THIS IS the first blog thing I've done in quite a while. I enjoy blog things, so hopefully this post marks the rebirth of frequent ramblings. In the tradition of my blogging style, I have no idea what I'm even writing about! Let's start with PitMad, because it's coming up on Thursday, June 6th. You … Continue reading I Did a Blog Thing!
WELCOME TO the Tory Hunter Books 10K Followers Full Manuscript Critique Giveaway Extravaganza! Big giveaway, big title! Now that I've reached (almost) 9,500 followers on Twitter, the contest is open! I'm going to share some news really quick and then I'll tell you all about the giveaway and how to enter. News really quick Soon … Continue reading Enter to Win a Free Full Manuscript Critique
I'VE COME to a decision. I'm not going to suspend free query critiques. Instead, I'm going to limit how many I accept. Here's how: I'll critique a couple queries a day, maybe more on days when I have down time, and when they start to pile up, I'll just stop accepting them until I've cleared … Continue reading Update Regarding Free Query Critiques
WELL THIS is odd, isn't it? I'm supposed to tell you why you should hire me, not why you shouldn't. If you've been around long, though, you know I don't always do things the traditional way. This is the last time I'll be promoting this venture for a while because I'm shifting focus to reading … Continue reading Reasons Not to Hire Me to Read Your Book
I am thrilled to announce this partnership. Tory is such an amazing person and has such a wonderful soul. I am very happy to work with her on all of your projects. With eager eyes, we will go through your words and help them sing. A lot of you know I authored Blood Drops, but … Continue reading Who Is This WB, and Why Do I Want Her To Read My Book?