Monday, January 20, 2014

All the Feels: Dear Dannie--a call for topics & Query Critique Giveaway!

Hi Kids!

So recent All the Feels posts have been a little intense and/or a little content heavy. This time I decided to do a light post and a giveaway, too! Because I'm so grateful everyone is reading and finding them helpful.

So, now I want to hear from YOU now. What are some obstacles or road blocks you've been hitting on your road to writerly success? What are some topics related to the writing life you feel don't get covered well in the blogosphere or maybe that have changed as our industry continues to evolve and digitize?

This is your chance to do a sort of "Dear Dannie" episode of All the Feels! I'll be taking feedback here in comments and on Twitter and Facebook for the next two weeks. If you've got ideas for things you'd like to see covered in these posts, I'd rather discuss those things than topics that might just interest me and my lonely corner of the interwebz.

So let me have it. I'd love to hear from you!

In other non-news, Wednesday is my birthday. It's so exciting to finally be turning...18. ;P

And in celebration of this momentous coming of age occassion, I'm giving away a query critique. The catch? You've got to help us brainstorm All the Feels topics in the comments below.

So let's hear them! And fill out the Rafflecopter below!

Dannie Morin is an author, blogger, and freelance editor. She's currently contemplating seeking help for her social media addiction. In the meantime, you can find her on Blogger, Facebook, Goodreads, & Twitter. If you've got suggestions for a future All the Feels post, contact Dannie via the contact form on her blog. She is repped by Thao Le of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. JD Salinger. Harper Lee. Thomas Pynchon. Why do agents and publishers require today's authors to be social butterflies?

  2. I need some serious study on writing good query letters. I know the blogosphere has covered some of this, but I write for so many different age groups (picture books, chapter books, middle grade books, YA books and adult novels) that it can be confusing on which works best for which one.

  3. The first five pages. Beginnings have always been tough for me. :)

  4. Here are a few suggestions: author bullying, dealing with bad reviews, social media for authors, contest links, conference links?

  5. I would love to hear your feelings on small presses.

  6. Congratulations, Becky! You're the winner of my query critique! I'll be emailing you with details.
    And thanks everyone for these suggestions.