Words to live (and write, and edit) by:
"An author merely begins a book. A reader finishes it."
"Don’t tell me that the moon is shining; Show me the glint of light on broken glass."
-attributed to Anton Checkhov
“I have been correcting the proofs of my poems. In the morning, after hard work, I took a comma out of one sentence…. In the afternoon I put it back again.”
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Meet the Intern—Spring 2019
Full name: Megan Huddleston Where did you attend undergrad and what degree did you receive? I went to the University of Oregon and graduated with a BA in English and Political Science and a minor in French. When will … Continue reading
And We’re Back!
Hello, all! Thank you to everyone for bearing with me during the last half of 2018. After about six months of work and remodeling insanity, my schedule has finally returned to “normal,” and I no longer feel as though I am … Continue reading
An Editorial Pause
Hi, all. This is just a quick post to let everyone know that I will not be taking on new clients for the foreseeable future, and I have taken down the quote request form for now. Before anyone jumps to … Continue reading
Writing Good Dialogue
When it’s finally time to sit down and write your next best seller, remember that engaging and realistic characters are a crucial component of a successful manuscript. Characters must come to life and help create a sense of reality that … Continue reading
Write to Publish 2018 – Tenth Anniversary Edition
This year’s Write to Publish conference was held on April 21st and was nothing short of a success. On a rare (for April) sunny and 75 degree day, attendees gathered from all over the Pacific Northwest in order to engage … Continue reading
Happy National Independent Bookstore Day!
National Independent Bookstore Day honors the amazing shops that have made it possible for us to aimlessly peruse their shelves in a peaceful space. More often than not, these delightful and unique shops have been started by passionate readers or … Continue reading
Meet our spring intern!
Full name: Brennah Hale Where did you attend undergrad and what degree did you receive? I attended the University of Nevada, Reno, and received my Bachelor’s in English: Writing and a minor in French. When will you graduate from the … Continue reading
Sylvia’s saying goodbye for now!
Hello friends, We wanted to drop in and let you guys know that Sylvia will be going on hiatus from Ex Libris for the time being. Between a new baby and the trials and tribulations of co-running a business across … Continue reading
How to Build a Good Query Letter
In the end, a query letter should make as many arguments as possible to show why your book is a good fit for a publisher. Continue reading
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