Amy Reichert

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This Sh@! Just Got Hard

I’ve been staring at my manuscript for a week now. It’s mostly yellow. Not from age or an inexplicable toner accident, but from a highlighting marat...
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Reality

Time does funny things to memories. Childhood Christmases appeared more colorful with gifts piled so high around the towering tree you could barely see it, and ...
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Patience Young Grasshopper

Come on! When will Agent X get back to me? I haven’t heard from Editor Y, is that bad? I want to send out more query letters, but I haven’t revised....
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A Writer’s Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, The Writer toiled happily in her tower, glancing out the window for inspiration, living only on coffee and stale cookies. Magic flowed from he...
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Where Do Books Come From?

So while I’m waiting for rejections all the offers of representation to appear, I’m starting Book 2.  Might as well be productive while I twidd...
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Details Details Details

I just trimmed my nails. I know, you’re thrilled – assuming you aren’t completely grossed out. So why bother telling you? In my odd little wor...
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Where the Ideas Are

So, dear reader, I planned to talk about synopsis writing today; describe the making of the practical summary composed by authors for agents and editors to dete...
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Why Don’t They Like Me?

Remember high school? Now don’t disintegrate into a whimpering pile of adolescent insecurity, I’m just asking you to think about it. Are you there?...
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The Fault in Our Stars

I’m currently reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I’m not quite half way through, but it is the most honest book I’ve read. His word...
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A Beginning

Last week, I said I’d share my before and after beginning so you can see the difference. Below are two different opening page to my book. The rest of the ...