Author Archives: Wendy S. Marcus

Articles on Writing Fiction

Over the years I’ve read a lot of articles on the craft of writing fiction. I’m sure the writers among you have done the same. For those of you not involved in trying to pen the next bestseller, writing a saleable novel takes much more than the simple act of filling a blank page with words. And as an editor (Theresa Stevens) recently […]

Successful Writers

I came across a wonderful article: How Successful Writers Maintain Confidence. I highly recommend you take a few minutes out of your day to read it. While the author’s focus is on writers, many of his suggestions can be applied to life in general (at least in my opinion). Please let me know what you think!

Revisions, Revisions, Revisions

Hi All!  My first round of revisons are done and with my agent. (To be sent out 4/30/10) Since 4/21/10 I have: 1) Brainstormed with my agent. 2) Got approval for my planned revisions from Harlequin Medical Romance. 3) Deleted 16,000 words from my manuscript. 4) Added 8,000 words including three new scenes, a prologue and […]

Put Up or Shut Up!

For months I’ve been talking about how I want to be a published author. I’ve been networking, taking online classes, and planning for the big day. Well, the time has come for me to put up or shut up. Today my agent sent over a list of recommended revisions I need to address before we submit […]

What Are The Odds?

For those of you who follow my blog, you’ll remember my recent post about a guest at one of my parties falling ill, necessitating a frantic call to 911. (For you newcomers, welcome and please scroll down to my April 3, 2010 post titled It’s Not From the Food! I Swear!) What are the odds of another guest falling ill […]

Words to Live By

I’m feeling philosophical today. Maybe it’s the fever, or the pressure in my head. But before I climb back into bed, I wanted to share with you some of the words I’ve picked up over the years that have shaped me into the person I am today. 1)   Do unto others as you would have others […]

It’s Official

It’s official. After a few days of nail-biting and worrying that she may have changed her mind, I received the signed contract in the mail today. I am now represented by the wonderful Michelle Grajkowski at 3 Seas Literary Agency. This is a very exciting time, and I appreciate you all sharing it with me!

Someone Needs to Walk the Dog

John’s comment on my last post, about not wanting to have to care for a dog, set me up nicely for this post. (Thanks, John!) In my house, nothing clears a room faster than when I say, “Someone needs to walk the dog.” I could yell, “Fire!” and my children wouldn’t budge from in front of […]

My Dog

I am not a dog lover, but I love my dog. A few weeks ago my son and I got into a discussion about how old our little, white Bichon Frise is. I figured he’s three or four, my son insisted he’s older. So I whipped out his doggie birth certificate to prove I was right. Only […]

It’s Not From The Food! I Swear!

This post is dedicated to one of my favorite cousins who I love dearly. (You know who you are!) The topic is finding humor in situations that aren’t particularly funny. (Usually after the fact.) I’ll start by telling you all that my house is the party house. We have a huge deck, a screened in […]