I Researched How To Hack Readers’ Brains Into Loving My Stories

Here’s What I Learned: Five complete fiction manuscripts. Eight years. Hundreds of rejections. Zero offers of representation.  Saying I was frustrated with my journey to authorship is an understatement. Worse was that agents and publishers gave the same feedback, whether in response to a query or the full manuscript: “We don’t feel like it’s a…

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Introducing A Latte Words!

Hello YouTube. Clearly I’m a noob at video formatting. It’s been an interesting year. At the beginning of 2020, I was traipsing through Australia and New Zealand, with a gaming channel geared towards English learners waiting for me to continue when I got home. Never did I imagine I’d get pregnant, we’d all go into…

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I Researched How To Hack Into My Reader’s Brains. Here’s The Full Dissertation:

MA Dissertation: Schema Theory and Reader Appreciation Of Literature  By Sarah Long 8 January 2019  Chapter 1: Introduction The marriage of literary analysis and cognitive linguistics has been growing stronger over the past decades, and researchers are seeking to expand the field in various ways (Stockwell, 2002). One such expansion which has been suggested is…

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Pitch Wars 2019 #BoostMyBio

Apparently I’m a social media hermit, because I had no idea that #boostmybio existed until today.  Anyway, I’m jumping in and posting my own bio here. If you’re reading this, and new to my website, welcome! We have plenty of aliens, unicorns, and coffee around here. There’s also a fair bit of cosplay involved. But,…

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Writers! Stuck On That Synopsis? This Post Changed Everything For Me.

It’s a truth universally acknowledged, that a manuscript seeking to be traditionally published, must be in want of a synopsis. It’s also a truth, universally acknowledged, that most writers visibly cringe when the word “synopsis” comes up in conversation. Don’t believe me? Try it at the next writerly meetup. See how many silent stares of…

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