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Blog Post Archive

Debut Author Interview: Jesse Klausmeier, Author of OPEN THIS LITTLE BOOK

Anybody who reads this blog knows that I love interview debut authors and novelists. It's a special treat to get to know debut author Jesse Klausmeier today, because 1) she is a debut picture book author/illustrator (and finding such...Show More Summary

Revise Like You Mean It

There is a fairly common misconception about what >b>revision means. That is, if you are a talented writer, you will write an inspired first draft, which you can perfect by making sentences better, fleshing out characters, checking facts, catching continuity problems, and the like. Show More Summary

(May 7 release, needs EDIT) How I Got My Agent: Amy Sue Nathan

“How I Got My Agent” (this installment featuring author Amy Sue Nathan) is a recurring feature on the Guide to Literary Agents Blog. These columns are great ways for you to learn how to get a literary agent. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Amy Tannenbaum of Jane Rotrosen Agency

About Amy: Amy Tannenbaum of the Jane Rotrosen Agency began her book publishing career with a brief stint at Harlequin before joining Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, where she worked for over eight years. During her time...Show More Summary

The Art of the Query — May 30 Webinar by Agent Michelle Brower (Comes With a Query Critique!)

It's no secret that the query letter is a difficult monster to tame. Plenty of people say that writing a concise, compelling query is not much easier than writing the manuscript itself. Because a query is your all-important first contact...Show More Summary

Literary Agent Interview: Linda Epstein of Jennifer De Chiara Literary

Linda is seeking: Accessible literary fiction, upscale commercial fiction, vibrant narrative nonfiction, some fantasy, and compelling memoirs. She also accepts middle-grade and YA fiction. Her nonfiction areas include alternative health and parenting books, cookbooks, select memoirs, and the right spiritual/self-actualization book. Show More Summary

How to Write a Novel: 7 Tips Everyone Can Use

2. Begin with character. Make her flawed and believable. Let her live and breathe and give her the freedom to surprise you and take the story in unexpected directions. If she’s not surprising you, you can bet she’ll seem flat to your readers. Show More Summary

Agent Katharine Sands Teaches “From Pitch to Page One: How to Get an Agent from the Get-Go” – New May 23 Webinar With Query Critique

Getting a literary agent is no easy feat. It requires crafting a query and pitch to get their attention -- without making any "querial killer" mistakes that will get your submission rejected. Cutting through the slush is hard work. That's...Show More Summary

Literary Agent Emma Patterson of Brandt and Hochman Literary Seeks New Clients

Emma is seeking: "I am on the lookout for literary and commercial fiction, upmarket women’s fiction, historical fiction, narrative nonfiction, pop culture, memoir, food writing, and YA and MG fiction and nonfiction. I’m open to mostly...Show More Summary

Debut Author Interview: Kenneth Kraegel, Author of the Picture Book KING ARTHUR’S VERY GREAT GRANDSON

It's rare to get to sit down and chat with a debut picture writer. It seems that because picture books are sometimes a tough sell, finding a true blue debut is not the easiest task. But today I am lucky to sit down and talk with Kenneth...Show More Summary

How to Keep Writing in the Face of Rejection

2. Give yourself permission to keep writing. I've heard writers say, "If I haven't sold something within the next two years, I'll know I should give up." Or, "If I don't make money from writing by January, I'll know I should stop spending...Show More Summary

Author Interview: Eric Devine, Author of the 2012 Young Adult, TAP OUT

Today's Author Interview is with young adult novelist Eric Devine, whose second novel, TAP OUT, was released in September 2012 from Running Press.Also the author of This Side of Normal, Eric Devine is a high school English teacher and education consultant. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Danielle Smith of Foreword Literary

She is seeking: "Danielle is currently looking for picture books, early readers and chapter books with characters that embody the true essence of what it means to be a child. She’s not afraid to represent all that this encompasses whether it be vibrant joyous stories to darker and harder to tackle subjects such as bullying, loss and death. Show More Summary

7 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block

If you're struggling with writer's block, don't get discouraged. This happens to every great writer at some point, and it’s easy to overcome it. I get stuck many times in the middle of a novel. I lose my muse and don't feel like writing. Show More Summary

Debut Author Interview: Anna Loan-Wilsey, Author of A LACK OF TEMPERANCE

It's time to meet another debut author and see how they found their literary agent and got published. These interviews are a great opportunity to see what debut writers did right on their journey as well as what they wished they did different. Today, we meet novelist Anna Loan-Wilsey, author of the historical mystery A LACK OF TEMPERANCE. Read more

Agent Advice: Shira Hoffman of McIntosh & Otis, Inc.

This interview features Shira Hoffman of McIntosh & Otis, Inc. Shira began her career in publishing as an intern at Tor Books and has been with M&O since 2007. In 2013, she took over as Director of Subsidiary Rights. She also TweetsShow More Summary

Debut Author Interview: Ryan McIlvain, Author of ELDER

This debut author interview and spotlight is with 2013 success story Ryan McIlvain, author of ELDERS (March 2013, Hogarth).ELDERS is literary fiction. Jonathan Evison, author of West of Here, said, “Elders is a refreshingly earnest, clear-eyed, and self-assured debut by a young writer to watch. Show More Summary

How to Submit Your Book to Agents — May 2, 2013 Webinar by Agent Kate McKean (With Critique)

Submitting your work to literary agents seems like a straightforward thing, doesn't it? But the truth is that they are many ins and outs to researching agents, writing a query letter that works, submission etiquette & protocol, and more. Show More Summary

Debut Author Interview: J. Michael Major, Author of the Thriller ONE MAN’S CASTLE

It's time for another author interview with a writer celebrating the release of their first book. Today we meet J. Michael Major, author of the debut thriller ONE MAN'S CASTLE (Five Star, April 2013.)J. Michael Major is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the Horror Writers Association. Show More Summary

How I Got My Agent: Christian Schoon

“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the Guide to Literary Agents Blog, with this installment featuring Christian Schoon, author of ZENN SCARLETT. These columns are great ways for you to learn how to find a literary agent. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. Show More Summary

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