So, it’s been a while since I signed with Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation, and I’ve yet to explain how it all happened. One of the main reasons I waited was to prevent hurt feelings or coming across as rude, but… Enough time has passed now that I think the rejected agents have forgotten […]
Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends. I’m trying to celebrate here in Germany, but I don’t really have any of the usual foods. Heck, I’ve got a chicken instead of a turkey. All the same, I want to give thanks to all my online buddies. I’ve met so many fantastic people — fellow readers, fellow […]
Welcome back to Day #2! Thanks for stopping by the Extravaganza. If you have not already, then go ahead and enter into yesterday’s giveaway. And, if you’re confused by what to do, then read through the instructions. What’s the big announcement? Here’s a run-down of my Big News (and no, I’m not pregnant).
It’s been almost a year since I first made my 13 blogs all novelists should follow, and I decided an update was needed. While those 13 blogs are still invaluable resources to the aspiring writer, I’ve come across many more to peruse. Besides, don’t we all want more excuses to surf the internet and avoid […]
August 10th, 2010. It’s coming: the greatest online convention for writers of young adult fiction. And registration began yesterday. WriteOnCon is almost here. With the growing power of the internet and the strength of online writing communities, there has been a new direction for writing conventions and conferences. Yep, you guessed it: ONLINE.
How is a movie trailer like a query letter? Or, you may be asking what is a query letter? Quick answer: in the world of book publishing, you never submit your raw manuscript to an agent or editor. Instead, you send a query, which is a letter approximately one page long that details your novel. […]
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Noah Lukeman’s The First Five Pages is a well-known guide to writers that, rather than offer rules for “great writing”, lays out “ways to avoid bad writing.” Lukeman is a literary agent, so he knows all about the importance of hooking your reader in the opening pages of your […]
In no particular order, here are 13 blogs all novelists should add to their RSS feed. Whether you need updates on the world of publishing, info on writing a query letter, explanations of the ongoing Google settlement, you’ll find all that info in the following pages. Some are agents, some are editors, and all are […]
Let us assume you have successfully followed the steps listed in How to Get a Literary Agent. The agent will then submit your project to multiple publishing houses (whom he/she feels are good fits for your work), and then you wait for the fish to bite. And now, let’s assume your agent has found a […]