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How I Got My Agent: Kerri Majors

“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the Guide to Literary Agents Blog, with this installment featuring Kerri Majors, author of THIS IS NOT A WRITING MANUAL. These columns are great ways for you to learn how to find a literary agent. Show More Summary

Debut Author Interview: Susan Spann, Author of the Mystery CLAWS OF THE CAT

Today's debut author spotlight is with Susan Spann, author of the July 2013 historical mystery, CLAWS OF THE CAT. Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of Death in the Floating City, said of Susan's book: "Susan Spann skillfully...Show More Summary

7 Ways a Writing Career is Like a Theme Park

1. You will spend most of your time in line. Go to any amusement park across this great nation. You will see loads of people willingly lined up in very long queues to board rides which only last around five minutes. Writing is kind of like that. Show More Summary

(Ready) New Literary Agent Alert: Peter Knapp of Park Literary Group

About Peter: Peter Knapp joined the Park Literary Group in July 2011. He provides support for all of the agency's initiatives, and is building his client list. Prior to joining Park Literary, he was the story editor at Floren Shieh Productions, where he consulted on book-to-film adaptations for Los Angeles-based film and TV entities. Show More Summary

Debut Author Interview: Peter Clines, Author of EX-HEROES and EX-PATRIOTS

Author Peter Clines works fast. That's probably why it's tough to call him a debut author. His debut, EX-HEROES, came out in February 2013, and was praised by Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One, said of it: "It's The...Show More Summary

Debut Author Interview: Kristiana Kahakauwila, Author of THIS IS PARADISE

It's time to meet another awesome debut author who found success and explains how you can, too. This newest debut author interview is with Kristiana Kahakauwila, author of the literary short story collection, THIS IS PARADISE, whichShow More Summary

How I Got My Agent: Taylor Jenkins Reid

“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the Guide to Literary Agents Blog, with this installment featuring Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of the 2013 debut novel, FOREVER, INTERRUPTED. These columns are great ways for you to learn how to find a literary agent. Show More Summary

Pitch Agents and Producers at our Writer’s Digest West Conference: Sept. 27-29, 2013 in Los Angeles

The second annual Writer's Digest West Conference is approaching quickly! We at WD are planning a grand event in Los Angeles from Sept. 27-29, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The conference is actually 3 events in one. We have...Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Jessica Negron of Talcott Notch Literary

About Jessica: "I attended University of New Haven, where I initially studied Forensic Science. After two years I came to the realization that, despite my love for titrations (and saying “phenolphthalein”), I could not possibly spend...Show More Summary

Debut Author Interview: Jennifer Zobair, Author of the Novel, PAINTED HANDS

I love interviewing debut authors on this blog. I think talking with first-time authors can help illuminate paths to publications for people who are writing their books and trying to find agents and get published. Today's spotlight is...Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Roz Foster of Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

She is seeking: Roz is interested in literary and commercial fiction, women's fiction, literary sci-fi, and literary YA. She loves novels that make her feel like the author is tuned into a rising revolution -- cultural, political, literary, or whatnot -- that's about to burst on the scene. Show More Summary

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

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