CAUTION: Long post ahead, but it’s worth it. 😉 Originally posted on Rise of the Slush blog: The last 2 months have been a bit insane. I got roped into this crazy submission call, originally proposed by my critique partner. The submission call involved fairy tale re-telling with *drumroll* zombies! I know what you’re going to say next: “But Landra you hate, and I mean despise with every ounce of your being, zombies.” I’m also aware of this fact, and… did I mention I was dragged into this by my critique partner. The conversation went a bit like this: Her: “This is insane but, PUBLISHER hasRead More →

*This is a post I had on my old blog, slightly updated and for your viewing pleasure because I loved it so much and still hold to it today.* I was having a brainstorming session with my critique partner months ago, and my delay in writing this post is equally long, but I wanted to finally get this out. Following said mentioned brainstorming session I remembered a little #editortip from Adrien-Luc Sanders. To quote: Think of people who’ve made an instant impression. Most compelling trait? Probably not their eyes. Those 2 sentences and 1 question stuck with me long after reading them. Then I hadRead More →