Saturday, May 5, 2018

Writing and Symbolism

Like life, I like writing rich in symbolism. In researching for a ghostwriting project, I came across this list of communication symbols. I'd take it one step further and improve on these. Study your symbols and come up with truly unique meanings. Seeing crow as a bad omen isn't unique (or even interesting). Find truly unique characteristics if you want your work to stand out--and apply to your similes and metaphors; liken something to the characteristic of a symbol that I've never considered. Focus in, don't be broad. What do the Egyptians say? What about the Greeks? How about Ted Andrews of Animal Speaks? Challenge yourself.

40 Visual Symbols Every Communicator Needs to Know

Monday, April 23, 2018

Elizabeth Kracht's 2018 Conference Schedule

I wear two hats in publishing: literary agent and freelance developmental editor. If you want to pitch your book to an agent, these are the conferences I'll be attending this year: ThrillerFest in NY in July; Antioch Writers in OH in July; Willamette in OR in August; PNWA in Seattle in September; Book Passage Mystery Writers in CA in late September; and Walla Walla, WA in October. 

I have found more than fifty-percent of my clients through conferences.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Special Offer for Black History Month

I wanted to take a moment and share my author Danny Gardner's historical thriller for Black History Month--the ebook is just $2.99, though this is one of those books I'd rather have in hand. Danny is a meticulous historian whose books cover the period of 1950s Chicago. When I talked to Danny on the phone last, we talked for two hours about the heartbreak of his latest research for book two in the Elliot Caprice Series, which I'm so looking forward to reading. I wouldn't do our conversation any justice by trying to describe its contents, but my worldview has vastly grown for conversations with Danny, and I feel his work is important.

To read more about Danny and his work, click here.

To buy Danny's a copy of Danny's book, click here.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

New England Patriot Nate Solder & Son Hudson

New England Patriot Nate Solder's son Hudson is fighting a rare kidney cancer.

Sports Illustrated just did a story on Hudson and the Solder family's journey with cancer.

To watch the Sports Illustrated video on Nate and his family's story, click here. 

I am currently shopping Nate's book--HUDSON'S HOSPITAL BAND--to help raise awareness and money for children's cancers.

Please also consider donating to The Jimmy Fund.