Those who lack an appreciation for wit, humor (including the sub-genres of dry, smug, British, German [is there really such a thing?], stupid, childish, infantile, wise-cracking, dim-witted, bawdy, dull, and silly), and self-deprecation should read no further.


Welcome to The Raucous Writer

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


March 15, 2018

This has bothered me for a long time.  Has anyone else noticed how agents’ agency profiles contain the same type of vague fluff against which they preach?  Here are just a few, real examples from agents' bios and profiles:

  • “She is attracted to stories with stro...

March 14, 2018

I'm fairly new to Twitter.  Why?  Because I have a serious day job that requires attention and concentration.  When I set up my Twitter account, the first folks I followed were two of my favorite authors, whom I won't mention here.

It didn't take long to...

March 4, 2018

Like most of you reading this, I read a lot, both for my "real" job and in preparation for bewitching an agent with my first completed MS.  Nothing is off limits, meaning I devour blogs, magazines, newspapers (yes, in hard copy), tweets, recipes, nutrition labels, and...

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