Author Archives: Belle Brett

About Belle Brett

Belle Brett (www.bellebrett.com) is a proud graduate of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator program. As a child, she produced what would now be called graphic novels, but alas, only the drawings remain as the words were strictly in the oral tradition. Now, several degrees and careers later (teacher, career counselor, researcher), she writes mostly novel length fiction (no pictures, but with a cinematic flavor) about coming of age across the life span. Her debut novel, Gina in the Floating World, will be published in September 2018 by She Writes Press. Her short story, “Heartbreak Hotel” features the same protagonist and was published in Del Sol Review. She is also an artist (www.bellebrett.studio), blogs on “slow downsizing” (https://slow-downsizing.site123.me/), and enjoys traveling and dancing with her husband and aging contemporaries to live music in the dive bars of Somerville and Cambridge. All of it is grist for her writing mill.

Purposeful Hoarding

I have a writing friend who never keeps anything beyond that which she needs in the immediacy of her life. I admire her minimalism, but in the core of my being, I am a saver. If you looked at my…

Live Links: Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide to Literary Agents

Writing under the Writers’ Digest banner, Chuck Sambuchino, offers almost daily (and sometimes more often) entries about literary agents and agencies, the craft of writing (both in general and in different genres), the submission process, publishing and marketing, and more…

Live Links: QueryTracker

This week I continue on my quest to find the ideal agent database. I believe I’ve found it in QueryTracker. QueryTracker (http://www.querytracker.net/) offers many useful features, most of which are FREE, but you must sign up and log-in to perform…

LiveLinks: Agent Query

This week: Agent Databases 1: AgentQuery You have buried your darlings and revised, tweaked, and proofread until you are blind. It’s finally time to find an agent who will lovingly help you find a suitable home for the product of…