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Agent Hunt!

July 31, 2009

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I have recently completed what I consider the final edit on a story I have been working on for around 6 years.  I have written it. Rewritten it for plot. Revised for characters. Let beta readers sink their teeth into it, gotten their feedback, revised again. Then I sent it to a friend to copyedit […]

Toast A Literary Agent Day

July 21, 2009

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Okay, I need your help to pick a day. I have become a huge fan of literary agents. Weird as that sounds. If you think about it, they’re the ones in the business who are at the most risk.  They make their money off whether or not they can sell your little jewel of a story.  […]

Query Letter Realities pt. I

July 21, 2009

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Firstly, I need to get something out of the way–I am NOT a published author. Remember that as you read this.  What I am, however, is knowledgeable.  Thanks to many years of research, and training by different people, I have learned a lot about how the business works, and this makes me more of a […]

“There’s a problem with your story.”

July 12, 2009

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I started feeling sick to my stomach halfway through the first day. I just attended Bob Mayer’s Warrior Writer’s workshop.  Bob is one generous man. He has, throughout his years in the industry, broken down almost a formula of what writer’s need to do to create a story that “works” and sells. He’s also a […]

What now?

July 7, 2009

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I’ve written 6 books and have started writing 4 more, with the idea of at least another 5 after that. So I am not wont for ideas. I am polishing my 2nd and third books, preparing them to be sent out into the harsh world of queries and the business side of writing.  To me, […]