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Welcome to The Raucous Writer

Observations and musings about stuff by the founder and creator of the #ASAWL movement and ASAWL.com website

 

November 7, 2017

Patience may be a virtue, but it's not my strong suit.  Six months have now passed since I sent in a query, received a request for a partial, and am, you guessed it, still waiting to hear something. 

During this agonizing wait, I've learned a few things I'd like to...

September 2, 2017

Dear SNL:  I've written these in my head.  Let me know when you want a new and twisted skit writer:

1.  "I will be your father-figure":  music video featuring General Kelly singing to Dump.

2.  "Game of Thongs":  you get the idea.

3.  "Arnold Air":  skit fe...

May 13, 2017

Have you scratched your head and wondered what all those writing genre acronyms really mean?  I did, and after much research, I've figured it out, and am sharing my knowledge as a public service: 

1.  YA:  young adult.   Books for adolescents, many of which involve...

May 3, 2017

Query letter rejections in the alternate universe range from polite ("It's not me, it's you," or "[insert literary agent's name] is just not that into you") to the concise ("Just no.").  Regardless of which one you may receive, RW (that's RaucousWriter) has some sugges...

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