Tag Archives: Orly Konig Lopez

3 Reasons You Should Embrace Rejections

by Orly Konig-Lopez After that headline a few of you are probably worried that my marble bag has a hole in it. You might not be wrong. But that’s not the point of this post. Rejections. No one wants to … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Modern Writing Dream (part 3)

This week we’ve been focusing on how the changing times in publishing are affecting the publishing dream. On Monday, aspiring author Orly Konig-Lopez shared her dream, Wednesday debut author Laura Drake talked about her evolving dream, and today, multi-published Marilyn Brant … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Modern Writing Dream (part 2)

This week on WITS we’re looking at how the changing times in publishing are affecting the publishing dream. On Monday, aspiring author Orly Konig-Lopez shared her dream, today you’ll hear from debut author Laura Drake and on Friday, multi-published Marilyn Brant … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Modern Writing Dream (part 1)

Ask an author why they write and you’ll get some variation of “to tell a story.” For most of us it started with the wonder of leafing through books picked up at a library or bookstore. We fantasize about the … Continue reading

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Love at first line: Opening sentences that grab

It’s your first sentence. The opening line to your masterpiece. The words that will grab your reader and pull him into your world. They. Have. To. Be. Perfect. No pressure. We’re not here to give you a lesson in writing … Continue reading

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Playing Dr. Frankenstein – 5 Questions To Ask Your Characters Before You Begin

by Orly Konig-Lopez Who are these people who live in your head? Where do you come up with these ideas? You’ve heard those questions a few times, right? A few days ago I was giving someone a quick and dirty … Continue reading

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When Writing Is A Full Body Workout…

by Orly Konig-Lopez The other day my husband stayed home and was working on the couch so I decided to work at the kitchen table to be close. (Cue the “Awwww“… okay, are we done?) So here I am, typing away, … Continue reading

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Writing Organizations—Finding the perfect fit

by Orly Konig-Lopez When the idea of writing morphed into a dream to get published, I quickly realized I had a lot to learn. I sought out writing organizations that would provide the opportunity to meet other, hopefully like-minded, writers. … Continue reading

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WITS Throwdown – Query Strategy: Narrow Focus or Scattergun? Part 2 (or the correct way)

by Orly Konig-Lopez Last week you heard Fae explain her query technique. While she takes a conservative approach, I have a slightly – okay, drastically – different method. For me, it’s a numbers game. Now that doesn’t mean toss an … Continue reading

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Taking the Scary out of Scrivener

A few months ago I won a copy of Scrivener. Since so many author friends rave about how fabulous it is, I promptly installed the software and launched it. Then stared. Ummm … now what. I was two-thirds of the … Continue reading

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