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Blog Post Archive

12 Literary Agents Seeking Science Fiction NOW

Sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint which agents are open to submissions at any given time. So with that in mind, I’m creating some new vertical lists of agents seeking queries right now, as of summer 2016. This list is for science fiction. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Margaret Sutherland Brown of Emma Sweeney Agency

Currently Seeking: She's particularly interested in commercial and literary fiction, mysteries and thrillers, narrative non-fiction, lifestyle, and cookbooks. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Margaret Sutherland Brown of Emma Sweeney Agency appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

How I Got My Literary Agent: Parker Peevyhouse

Parker Peevyhouse, author of WHERE FUTURES END (Feb. 2016, Kathy Dawson Books), shares the steps she took to obtaining representation. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: Parker Peevyhouse appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Writing Through Fear

We’re all scared. Let’s just start there. No matter what stage of writing you find yourself in, fear is the constant adversary that will track your every move and hunt you down. Just when you think you’re bulletproof, you’ll plunge headlong into a sea of depression and be overwhelmed with waves of doubt. Show More Summary

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Melissa DeCarlo

Melissa DeCarlo, author of THE ART OF CRASH LANDING (Sept. 2015, Harper), shares the 7 most important lessons she's learned while writing. The post 7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Melissa DeCarlo appeared first on WritersDigest.com...

New Literary Agent: Latoya Smith of L. Perkins Agency

She is seeking: Latoya is seeking romance, erotica, erotic fiction, women’s fiction, women’s thriller, LGBTQ romance and erotic fiction, along with advice/how-to/memoir submissions. Latoya tends to shy away from YA, sci-fi/fantasy, historical,...Show More Summary

How I Got My Literary Agent: Jo Franklin

Jo Franklin, author of I'M AN ALIEN AND I WANT TO GO HOME (Nov. 2015, Clarion), shares her querying process and journey to publication. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: Jo Franklin appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Charlotte Huang

Charlotte Huang, author of FOR THE RECORD, shares the top 7 lessons she's learned about being a writer. The post 7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Charlotte Huang appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Fact vs Fiction: Keeping a Military Thriller Thrilling

As Navy veterans turned thriller writers, one thing we are often asked is how much of our military experience finds its way into our work. The answer is plenty, but how and what to include can be the difference between a high-octane thriller that’s packed with realism and a tedious study of military life. Show More Summary

How to Write a Great Query & First Chapter: Agent 1-on-1 Boot Camp with The Seymour Agency starts June 15, 2016 with Personalized Critiques

So you want to get published? First, congratulations! If you’re reading this, you’re dedicated to honing your submission and you’re approaching this industry from a business perspective. This is excellent news—but writing a great book is just the beginning. Show More Summary

6 Things Teaching Taught Me About My Own Writing

If you do something long enough people around you assume you must know what you’re doing. Next thing you know you end up as the instructor. I’m fairly sure this is how I started teaching. I’ve found that teaching writing to others has...Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Louise Buckley of Zeno Literary Agency

She is seeking: In fiction, Louise is looking for compelling protagonists, protagonists that know what they want. She is also looking for novels that ask important questions in a bold and imaginative way. She loves reading all genres,...Show More Summary

4 Tips For Creating Bad Boys & Villains Readers Will Love to Hate

As a romantic suspense author, I enjoy creating characters (both heroes and villains) that readers love to hate. Creating characters that verge on being anti-heroes is especially satisfying. Why? It makes for interesting reading andShow More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Lindsay Mealing of Emerald City Literary

She is seeking: Science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, young adult. Lindsay is actively building her client list with Emerald City Literary Agency. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Lindsay Mealing of Emerald City Literary appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

One Day a Week, One Scene at a Time

I’ve read that ideally a writer should write each day during a designated period lasting a few hours, if at all possible. And that sounds about right as ideals go, and I don’t doubt that such a regular daily routine hones one’s writing skills and keeps the creative juices flowing. Show More Summary

Short Novels Sell

After spending years revising my book, MARRIED SEX,  I was convinced that its 37,000 words had split the stylistic difference between James Patterson and James Salter—that this was as novel tight as a screenplay. No adverbs. Few adjectives. Show More Summary

 Creating Picture Books As an Author/Illustrator

I have always loved the relationship between story and pictures. As a child, I would spend hours poring over picture books. In my teens I discovered the amazing world of graphic novels. At university I studied and learned the techniques of film and animation. Show More Summary

Author Interview: Lisa Lewis Tyre, author of Middle Grade Novel LAST IN A LONG LINE OF REBELS

We’re featuring another debut author on the blog today! These interview are so wonderful, because they give writers the chance to see what has worked for other authors throughout their publishing process. Lisa Lewis Tyre, author of LAST IN A LONG LINE OF REBELS (Sept. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Christina Clifford of Union Literary

She is seeking: She specializes in literary fiction, and wants to continue building a narrative nonfiction list in the genres of historical biography, memoir, business, and science. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Christina Clifford of Union Literary appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Where Our Magic Lives: An Introduction to Magical Realism

So what is magical realism? Right after “What made you tell a story about mermaids and winged tightrope walkers?” this is probably the book question I get asked most. And understandably so. Category classifications are hard enough, and magical realism defies labeling. Show More Summary

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