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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Jeff Zentner

Jeff Zentner, author of THE SERPENT KING (March 8, 2016, Crown Books for Young Readers), shares the 7 lessons that have had an impact on his writing career. The post 7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Jeff Zentner appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

The Small-Press Experience

A little over a year ago, my first novel was published. After countless revisions, querying it to an inch of its life, finding an agent, leaving an agent, finding a publisher, content edits, line edits, etc., etc., my little-story-that-could became a full-fledged, published novel. Show More Summary

15 Agents Seeking Adult Fantasy Novels 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 late summer 2016. This list is for Adult Fantasy Novels. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Annie Hwang of Folio Literary Management

Currently Seeking: children’s, young adult, romance, chick-lit, political thrillers, cozy mysteries, screenplays, poetry The post New Literary Agent Alert: Annie Hwang of Folio Literary Management appeared first on WritersDigest.com...

3 Things I Learned About Writing: Analyzing José Eduardo Agualusa’s A GENERAL THEORY OF OBLIVION

1. It’s okay to blend writing styles. “If I still had the space, charcoal, and available walls, I could compose a great work about forgetting: a general theory of oblivion.” (104). The post 3 Things I Learned About Writing: Analyzing José Eduardo Agualusa’s A GENERAL THEORY OF OBLIVION appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

7 Things I’ve Learned so Far, by Amy Gustine

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers (this installment written by Amy Gustine, author of YOU SHOULD PITY US INSTEAD) at any stage of their career can talk about writing advice and instruction as...Show More Summary

Don’t Write What You Know Until You Know Something.

Not long after college, I had the good fortune to have lunch with Howard Fast (Spartacus, Citizen Tom Paine). A mutual friend had arranged the lunch, knowing that I wanted to be a writer.  The great master listened politely as I told him I was writing a play about the Stasi infiltration of a group of East German poets. Show More Summary

17 Literary Agents Seeking Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy 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 Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Sarah Bush of Trident Media

She is seeking: She is solely looking for women's fiction -- both commercial and upmarket. She seeks stories that are character driven, that make you think and feel. Sarah wants to take her experience and drive and match that with “stories...Show More Summary

The Lure of Domestic Noir

Domestic noir is a growing genre. Given successes such as Paula Hawkin’s GIRL ON A TRAIN and Gillian Flynn’s GONE GIRL, it appears that regular domestic situations are a fertile breeding ground for suspense thrillers. Everyday dramas play out around the kitchen tables and the bedrooms of family homes. Show More Summary

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Mary Knight

Mary Knight, author of SAVING WONDER (Feb. 2016, Scholastic), shares her advice for writers based on the lessons she's learned through her writing career. The post 7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Mary Knight appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Get Your First 10 Pages Critiqued by an Agent — Next Agent One-on-One Boot Camp Starts August 18, 2016

As many writers know, agents and editors won’t give your work more than ten pages or so to make an impact. If you haven’t got them hooked by then, it’s a safe bet you won’t be asked for more material. Make sure you’ve got the kind of...Show More Summary

5 Ways to Be a More Mindful Writer

Great writing flows most easily from a place of inner clarity and calm. But with all the stimulation and stress in our overscheduled lives, it’s hard to slow down long enough to think clearly, much less creatively. Mindfulness can help. Show More Summary

9 Literary Agents Seeking Horror 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 horror.Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Katie Zanecchia of Ross Yoon Literary Agency

Katie is interested in adult narrative non-fiction that catalyzes social change, challenges the status quo, gives voice to the underrepresented, and inspires improvement of all kinds. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Katie Zanecchia of Ross Yoon Literary Agency appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

How I Got My Literary Agent: Kara Isaac

Debut author Kara Isaac, author of CLOSE TO YOU (Howard Books), shares her journey to obtaining an agent and making a manuscript into a published novel. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: Kara Isaac appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

3 Questions to Ask When Revising

When I reached the end of my first draft of ASSASSIN’S HEART, the story was in place, but I knew I had to bring out and uncover other elements, like themes, setting, and especially character arcs. Column by Sarah Ahiers, author of ASSASSIN’S HEART (Feb. Show More Summary

Agent Additions and Cancellations to WDC16 in New York

If you are reading this, you are likely an attendee at the 2016 Writer’s Digest Conference in New York, which is happening this weekend August 12-14. We have about 60-65 literary agents attending our Saturday Pitch Slam event, and there have been many additions as well as some cancellations since the print programs were created. Show More Summary

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Jen Michalski

Author Jen Michalski, THE SUMMER SHE WAS UNDER WATER (Aug. 2016, Queens Ferry Press), shares the most important lessons she's learned in her writing career. The post 7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Jen Michalski appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

10 Literary Agents Seeking Picture Books 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 children’s picture books. Show More Summary

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