Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Writing Genres

We all know there are different genres in writing. Even people that don't write know that! You walk into a store or library and ask for a book, half of the time their going to ask you for it's genre.

Now my question, for anyone that happens upon my blog, is the following:

What is your favorite genre in Reading?

Here's my answer, in order my favored genres are:

  1. Fantasy
  2. Young Adult
  3. Mythology
  4. Science Fiction
  5. Historical Fiction

Now please feel free to comment your answer to me! I'd love to know what your favorite Reading genre is!

Now i have another question along the same lines.

What is your Writing genre?

Again mine are listed below in order from greatest to least.

  1. Fantasy
  2. Young Adult
  3. Science Fiction
  4. Romance
  5. Historical Fiction

Please do tell me what your favored Writing genre is!

Isn't it strange how my reading and writing genre's differ a bit? Are yours the same way? I think it is highly interesting. I also find sub-genre's interesting.

For example, my novel, Black Rose Chronicles, is, mainly, a fantasy novel, but it's sub-genres are:





Do you know about sub-genre's? There are so many out there that i do doubt i could list them all!

If you know about them and your writing a novel, why not tell me what your sub-genre is? I'd be very thankful to know!

I am always interested in knowing what my fellow writers are doing. I want to become a part of the society, the family, of the publishing world.

We may be able to do it alone, but together it's all the better!

Monday, June 29, 2009


One of the worst parts of being an author is sending a query and getting a reply that says something like:

"Your idea sounds great, but it's just not what we're looking for"


"You have to develop this more before it could ever be seen as a proposal for a novel."

They try to be really nice, but it always hurts. Think about it, your writing as an Author is like your baby! No one wants to hear someone say something bad about your baby, or not think it's just the most amazing baby in the world! It's very hard to go through your day after that. It's just a downer to get rejected for something you worked so hard on.

Just remember, Never ever give up! You you have the will to get published, you will find someone to do it. Either you can do it yourself, through self publishing, or you can try to get a publishing company to like your work, or you find yourself an agent!

Now each of these rodes are long and hard ones, but getting a literary agent is a good idea.

I, myself, tried self-publishing. It can get hard and marketing isn't easy. If you don't have the money for it, you'll never get anywhere.

At the moment I am waiting on replies from a few different agencies, I hope at least one of them thinks it is a good idea, even if they themselves can not work with it. I don't plan on giving up, though, if they don't like it. I plan on editing until my eyes burn out and my fingers are raw. I know that sounds a bit gruesome, but that's what we do. We write, we edit, we write, we edit, we edit, edit edit, write, edit, submit, edit, edit, edit x1000 just to try and make it the best we can.

We strive for perfection, but perfection doesn't exist, so we'll strive forever!

While waiting, i decided to talk about any information i may have to help my fellow authors!

The following links are just a few sites that you can find agents on.







Now I know there are millions {maybe not millions but hundreds or thousands at least} more sites out their to help you out, but these are just a few that I, personally, have used.

Now, i know we all want to find an agent, but it's hard right? Well I might not know all of them, but I have submitted to a few agents, and though they didn't accept me as a client, they were very kind and helpful. Here are a few blogs everyone should go to, even if it's just to find out about agents in general!




This following link is an agent or agency but it can be very helpful in writing!


Some of the agents above have myspaces', so I'll post those as well.



I know I've posted a lot of links today, so I'll finish off the links with this section. These links are to help you understand all the writing/agent/publisher lingo out there. I know I needed them at first, and I still use them to brush up on things!




There are others, but these are helpful for a start and I don't want to over load anyone with information!

Thank you for taking the time to read this, i hope we all meet in the publishing circle of the world!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Music Died

On June 26Th, Micheal Jackson died, and with him music. As the greatest renowned artist, Micheal Jackson's death is traumatizing to us all. The King of Pop, some thought he would never die, and others say he still lives on. He does. Micheal Jackson lives on in his incredible art, his music and his music videos. But is that enough? For die heart fans of Micheal Jackson {the ones that were fans before his death} this will never be enough.

Though he did, or perhaps didn't seeing as he was never convicted we can not judge that for sure he did those heinous crimes, many horrid things that are not viewed highly on he is a genius in the art of sound and dance.

Truly, will we ever find another person who can dance with magic feet like Micheal Jackson did? He created whole eras of dance with one video alone! No one can say that Thriller, even if it is old for our newer special effects, etc, wasn't a great piece! Over thirteen minutes long, Thriller not only showed Micheal Jackson's dancing and acting, but his songs and it started it's own ear of dance, the Zombie dance!


Micheal had so many great pieces! Thriller being the best by far! Close after is the renowned 'Bad'. This showed, if i may be so old as to say, Micheal's 'bad' skills of dance and song, bad in the good way! This song alone was amazing, but the story he set up in the video really gives reason behind the song. I think we can all agree that Micheal was bad, in one way or the other!


Personally, I think his third best song is a tie between Smooth Criminal and Black or White. Both are amazingly well done! Smooth Criminal not only has an amazing beat to it that makes the song get stuck in your head for days, it tells an intriguing story. Not to mention it's fun to sing!


Black or White, on the other hand, has some very profound meaning behind it. Written and performed during Micheal's transformation, you can't help but wonder if it has double mean, and if Micheal was a hypocrite for singing it! His skin changed from black to white, now if this is due to him bleaching it or a disease, we may never know, but if he did it himself, doesn't that make him a hypocrite for singing a song that is meant to say it doesn't mater what your skin color is? It all comes down to what was going on during the time of the song.


I could go on and on about Micheal and his talent, his songs, his dance, but the more i write the more my heart grows heavy. We've lost not lonely a genius, but one of the most interesting and influentcial people in all our world. Will anyone ever take Micheal's place? Not for a long, long time, if ever.

Personally, i'm waiting for him to walk onto some stage tomorrow and make his "Resurrection". Micheal is the type of person that could do it. But will he? We'll have to see what tomorrow brings. Hopefully so, but most likely not.

Rest in Peace Micheal. You were an amazing artist, an amazing man, and the raging King of Pop. We will never forget you, thank you for all you gave to the music world!

Black Rose Chronicles

I have written a ten novel series that I am hoping to have on the track to publishing by the end of the year. This novel series is called Black Rose Chronicles and as I am searching for agents and publishers, I decided to create a website to help inform people of my novel. Please feel free to follow the following link:


to see the site.

My novel site also has a twitter and facebook page if you you like to follow it.

As of right now we have a page for character profiles, an Author page, and sample work up. within time much more will be posted. Please tell me any thing about my site or my work that you like or even dislike. I am open to all criticism and if any questions need answered please message me at:


I'd love to hear from you, and thank you for your time in reading this.