Author Archive | Patrice

VOICE: A #DVPIT BLOG HOP ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: PART TWO (OF TWO!)

Hi everyone! Patrice, here, again!! We’re back for Part 2! In case you missed our first part, this is a Voice Roundtable Discussion with: Agents: Saba Sulaiman at Talcott Notch Literary Services and Jennifer Azantian at Azantian Literary Editor: Tiffany Liao at Henry Holt/Macmillan Children’s …as part of #DVpit’s Blog Hop!! During this part we’ll be breaking down some of the craft aspects of voice. Let’s get started with question #2 (& question #3 is further below). Question Two: You’ve defined voice, you’ve gushed about […]

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Voice: A #DVpit Blog Hop Roundtable Discussion: Part One (of Two!)

Introduction by Patrice Caldwell: Hello! I am so incredibly excited to be hosting the kickoff to the #DVpit blog hop here on Pub(lishing) Crawl!! Thank you, Beth for trusting me to begin, thank you readers and visitors, and many many thanks to our panelists! This is a VOICE roundtable featuring: Agents: Saba Sulaiman at Talcott Notch Literary Services and Jennifer Azantian at Azantian Literary Editor: Tiffany Liao at Henry Holt/Macmillan Children’s Learn more about them at the bottom of this post! I LOVE voice. […]

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Guest Post: Surviving the Querying Trenches

We talk a lot about how difficult it is to query—how you have to put together the right list and all the important things to remember when writing a query. All of that is true, but in my experience, the most difficult part of querying was something more internal: I was sending my hard work out to strangers and many of them would, inevitably, reject it. There’s no way to avoid this, but you can […]

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Learning to Say No & Prioritizing Writing

Hi, Pub Crawl Readers! Let’s talk sacrifice. mwahahahahaha It’s as much a theme throughout my characters’ lives and worlds as it is my own. Since my last post, on balancing (or not balancing) writing with a full time job—where I shared some general tips—I’ve been thinking a lot about—and struggling a lot with—what that means day-to-day and how I can make more time in my life for the things I want to do. A couple […]

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How I Balance Writing with Having a Day Job or Coping With Not Having Superpowers

Happy Friday! A couple weeks ago I did a call for questions for an industry pros series I’m doing here—where I ask fellow publishing industry professionals to give their takes on questions you, our readers, have. You can read the first one on conferences here: One response that really stood out to me was Aneeqah’s question about how to balance a day job (in my case an amazing yet sometimes creatively draining one as a […]

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