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7 Things I Learned Mid-Book

I should have been barreling along in my nonfiction book, Challenges in Writing Your Dissertation, in strict obedience to my schedule for the deadline in the contract’s pdf stone. But I could only slouch at my desk and stare beyond the screen, with little groans escaping from my throat. Show More Summary

Agent Adds & Cancellations for WDC 2015

Here is a list of changes for the Aug. 1, 2015 Writer’s Digest Conference Pitch Slam. Attendees should feel free to write this info down or print this info off. CANCELED: Thomas Flannery Jr Sarah Nagel Linda Camacho Catherine Luttinger...Show More Summary

How I Got My Literary Agent: Sarah Elizabeth Schantz

GIVEAWAY! Sarah is excited to give away a free copy of her novel to a random commenter. Comment within 2 weeks. Sarah Elizabeth Schantz, author of the 2015 debut FIG, explains how she came to sign with her literary agent, Heather Schroder of Compass Talent. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: Sarah Elizabeth Schantz appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Traveling Back to Look Ahead at the Future of War

The two of us didn’t meet until we were in our 30s, but both grew up on a similar diet of science fiction, techno-thrillers and sprawling war stories. We’d prepare for summer vacation trips by getting a stack of books from the library... GIVEAWAY: August and Peter are excited to give away a free copy of their novel to a random commenter. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: DongWon Song of Howard Morhaim Literary

He is seeking: science fiction and fantasy, especially epic fantasy or high fantasy for both adults and teens. He is also interested in nonfiction, especially food writing, science, and pop culture. The post New Literary Agent Alert: DongWon Song of Howard Morhaim Literary appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

5 Negative Voices and How to Shush Them

1. “Did you just write that? That’s pretty terrible. Kind of the worst, actually. Wait, do you even have an MFA?” Variations of this sentence will snake through your brain and disturb your thoughts many times during the writing process. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Laura Mamelok of Susanna Lea Associates

She is seeking: Laura is primarily interested in literary fiction, high-end commercial fiction, women’s fiction, literary crime/thrillers, and young adult fiction with crossover appeal. On the nonfiction side, she is looking for narrative nonfiction, current affairs/journalism, memoir, and humor. Show More Summary

40% Off Anything in Our WD Store Today — “Black Friday in the Summer” Sale!

It’s very simple. Today only (Friday, July 17, 2015), Writer’s Digest has its “Black Friday in the Summer” sale and everything in our WD shop is 40% off. This includes webinars, e-books, print books, bundles, and more. If you’ve been thinking about picking something up, now is a great time to save some cash. Show More Summary

From the Couch to 5K Words: How to Write Your Way Out of the Starting Blocks

When I started writing my second mystery, I wanted to write about women whose high school friendship had crashed and burned in the face of competition. They would be in this race that nobody could win—figuratively but also literally....Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Amanda O’Connor of Trident Media

She is seeking: Amanda is continuously building her client list in general-interest and upmarket nonfiction, spirituality and wellness, and literary fiction. She looks for the “wisdom factor” across genres and disciplines, especially authors who have an expertise they are eager to share with the world. Show More Summary

3 Common Author Platform Mistakes — Plus How to Fix Them

When you hear the word “platform,” do you feel dread or excitement? Do you see social media and blogs as forced self-promotion or as an opportunity for conversation with readers? It’s an important question these days. More and more,Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Mallory C. Brown of TriadaUS

Mallory is seeking: young adult, new adult, women’s fiction, and non-fiction. She is especially drawn to pieces with strong character-driven plots and witty humor. She loves contemporary fiction, low fantasy, and romance. Mallory also appreciates a well-placed comma and hopes you do, too. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Mallory C. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Danielle Burby of HSG Agency

She is seeking: young adult, mystery, women's fiction, and an occasional fantasy. She gravitates toward stories with a strong voice and particularly enjoys complex female characters, narratives that explore social issues, and coming-of-age stories. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Eric Smith of P.S. Literary

Eric is seeking: Eric is eagerly acquiring fiction and nonfiction projects. He's actively seeking out new, diverse voices in Young Adult (particularly sci-fi and fantasy), New Adult, and Literary and Commercial Fiction (again, loves sci-fi and fantasy, but also thrillers and mysteries). Show More Summary

4 Questions Agents Ask at Pitch Sessions

Over the years, as I’ve written both KidLit and adult fiction, I have participated in several agent pitches and critique sessions. I’ve read every article I could get my hands on discussing how to deliver your pitch, or how to gracefully listen to constructive criticism. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Moe Ferrara of BookEnds, LLC

She is seeking: Moe is interested in science fiction and fantasy for all age groups (no picture books). She loves a bit (or a lot!) of romance in her fiction, so the right contemporary or historical romance will spark her interest. She's...Show More Summary

10 Ways to Never Get Published

Getting your book published means that actual people will read it, and who wants that? Here are 10 bona fide ways to make sure your manuscript never sees the light of day. 1. Perfect your work. Revision is for amateurs; perfection is the goal. Show More Summary

Selling Your Children’s Book: How to Write and Pitch Novels & Picture Books for Kids — June 29 Boot Camp by the Agents at P.S. Literary (with a Critique for all Attendees)

Children’s books—young adult, middle grade, and picture books—have taken over the publishing industry (in a good way). Readers of all ages are devouring the books that used to only take up space in libraries, children’s bookshelves, or school classrooms. Show More Summary

Get to Know Literary Agent Jennifer Chan, Who Just Moved to Fuse Literary

"I'm looking to acquire literary fiction, commercial fiction, women’s fiction, upmarket fiction, contemporary romance, mature Young Adult, New Adult, suspense/ thriller and select graphic novels (adult, YA or MG). As a second-generation...Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Saba Sulaiman of Talcott Notch Literary

She is seeking: In adult fiction, she seeks upmarket literary and commercial fiction, romance (all subgenres except paranormal), character-driven psychological thrillers, cozy mysteries, and memoir. In young adult, she seeks all subgenres except paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi. Show More Summary

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