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“Pardon Me, Do You Have Any Grey Poupon?”—6 Tips for Writing Accents

Writing accents can be difficult. You don’t want to use words or phrases that are so obscure you have to be a linguist for the FBI to decipher them, nor do you want to use contractions that make your reader stop reading to figure out what in the world that character just said. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Ryann Wahl of Holloway Literary

She is seeking: Ryann is interested in representing literary fiction, upmarket fiction, and young adult novels. She is actively building her client list and seeks queries from both new and experienced writers. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Ryann Wahl of Holloway Literary appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Facing the Edits: 7 Steps to a Happy Revision

You’ve slaved over your manuscript. Your heart and soul and perhaps even a few tears are spilled on the pages (and if you’re a klutz like me, a bit of coffee is on there too). You are ready to send that manuscript out to be read by your trusted readers, whether that’s your writing group, a teacher, your agent, or an editor. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Mike Hoogland of Dystel & Goderich Literary

He is seeking: sci-fi, fantasy, thrillers, upmarket women’s fiction, and some children’s books (picture books, MG, and YA), as well as a wide variety of narrative nonfiction, including science, history, and politics. He is particularly...Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Erik Hane of Red Sofa Literary

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Erik Hane of Red Sofa Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. About Erik: Erik Hane is a literary agent with Red Sofa Literary. Show More Summary

Up Late With Sociopaths: Surviving Thriller Research

When I was a child, my mother worked as a librarian, and on some of those long summer days that contained neither school nor camp nor babysitters, she took me to work with her, where I was given the instruction to go forth and read. For many children, this would be punishment. Show More Summary

How to Find and Keep a Literary Agent — Agent One-on-One Boot Camp (With Critiques) Starts March 21, 2016

How do you hook an agent right away, keep them hooked, and make the most of your new publishing relationship? In this Boot Camp starting March 21, 2016, “How to Find and Keep a Literary Agent,” you’ll learn how to get a literary agent’s attention through a great submission, and also how to navigate the process of working successfully with an agent. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Paul Stevens of Donald Maass Literary Agency

He is seeking: Paul is looking for science fiction, fantasy, mystery, suspense, and humor (both fiction and nonfiction). He’s looking for strong stories with interesting characters. Well-rounded LGBT characters and characters of color are a plus. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Paul Stevens of Donald Maass Literary Agency appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, Kathy Flynn

Kathy Flynn, author of GET A GRIP 92015, Texas Review Press), shares the most influential lessons she's learned during her writing career. The post 7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, Kathy Flynn appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

How Long Does It Take To Write A Novel?

How long does it take to write a novel? That’s the question I asked myself when I started to outline my second novel, SLEEPING EMBERS OF AN ORDINARY MIND. I hear you say: Surely, you already knew! Column by Anne Charnock, author of novel, SLEEPING EMBERS OF AN ORDINARY MIND (Dec. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Danielle Barthel of New Leaf Literary & Media

Danielle is seeking: Upper middle grade, YA, adult, and nonfiction manuscripts. She’d love to find an amazing MG epistolary, engrossing YA realistic contemporary stories like THIS IS WHAT HAPPY LOOKS LIKE and ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS, well-crafted fantasies, and retellings that truly twist a story from its original version. Show More Summary

Stay True to Yourself and Your Project

This essay first appeared in the Publishing U series on The Booklist Reader. I worked in children’s publishing for a few years, so I had pretty realistic expectations when my agent, Brooks Sherman, and I went on submission with MOREShow More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Tanusri Prasanna of Hannigan Salky Geltzer

She is seeking: She is interested in all sorts of kidlit, ranging from picture books and middle-grade to YA (including YA/Adult crossovers). Tanusri is drawn to storytellers who deftly inveigle readers into their intricately-crafted plots with great voice and a touch of humor, and to writers with a vivid sense of the absurd. Show More Summary

Confessions of a Chronic Genre Shopper

GIVEAWAY! Evangeline is excited to give away a free copy of her novel to a random commenter. Comment within 2 weeks Debut author Evangeline Denmark, CURIO (Jan 2016, Blink), shares her forays into several genres before finally arriving at YA Steampunk Fantasy. The post Confessions of a Chronic Genre Shopper appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

How I Got My Literary Agent: Randy Ribay

“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the Guide to Literary Agents Blog, with this installment featuring Randy Ribay, author of AN INFINITE NUMBER OF PARALLEL UNIVERSES. These columns are great ways for you to learn how to find a literary agent. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Jen Hunt of The Booker Albert Literary Agency

Jen is seeking: fantasy, science fiction, YA in certain areas, steampunk, gaslight, dieselpunk, and Historicals where the characters actually fit in the era. She enjoys Historical romance, time travels, fantasy, inspirational, paranormal (nothing past the 1940s). The post New Literary Agent Alert: Jen Hunt of The Booker Albert Literary Agency appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

How I Got My Agent: Katherine Fleet

Katherine Fleet, author of debut YA novel THE SECRET TO LETTING GO, shares her journey from wishful writer to published and represented author. The post How I Got My Agent: Katherine Fleet appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

New Literary Agent Alert: Stephanie Fretwell-Hill of Red Fox Literary

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Stephanie Fretwell-Hill of Red Fox Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.     About Stephanie: Stephanie Fretwell-Hill started her publishing career in 2004 at Walker Books Ltd. Show More Summary

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Kali Wallace

GIVEAWAY! Kali is excited to give away a free copy of her novel to a random commenter. Comment within 2 weeks. Kali Wallace, debut author of SHALLOW GRAVES (Jan. 26, 2016, Katherine Tegen Books) shares the 7 most valuable lessons she has learned from writing. The post 7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Kali Wallace appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

21st Free “Dear Lucky Agent” Contest: Women’s Fiction

In celebration of my three new books released this past fall, I’m going to waste no time in bringing you yet another awesome & free Dear Lucky Agent Contest. All details below. When Clowns Attack: A Survival Guide is an anti-clown humor book that teaches you how to defend yourself against these red-nosed bozos who plague us. Show More Summary

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