How to Find a Literary Agent for Your Book… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

If you are, will be, or even think there's a slight possibility of considering trying to find a literary agent...or need any other information related to getting published: read this now. This post is amazing--and I haven't even had the chance to follow all of her oh-so-relevant-and-remarkable links... by Jane Friedman In today’s market, probably … Continue reading How to Find a Literary Agent for Your Book… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

10 Tips for Authors on Using Social Media from a Literary Agent — How To Ebook

by ERIC SMITH (GUEST BLOGGER) As a literary agent, I’m lucky enough to go to a lot of writing workshops, where I usually dish advice about one of two things: query letters or social media. When it comes to social media and publishing, digital platforms have a special place in my heart. After all, Twitter … Continue reading 10 Tips for Authors on Using Social Media from a Literary Agent — How To Ebook

When Is Revising Your Novel Like Pulling Teeth?–by Deana Coddaire

A: Pretty much all the time. At least for me, it is. And especially this particular revision, which involves completely removing a main character's POV from the storyline. Why would I take such a drastic move? Well, pull up a chair. I'll try to be brief. After finishing my novel (over FOUR years ago) and … Continue reading When Is Revising Your Novel Like Pulling Teeth?–by Deana Coddaire

Writing the dreaded synopsis! #amwriting #writingtips — Alison Williams Writing

Like writing the dreaded blurb, writing a synopsis can throw the best writers into a panic! This is something else I’ve written about before, but is definitely worth repeating. I’ve worked with lots of writers who can compose the most beautiful prose, bring scenes to vivid life, make me care about their characters, keep me […] … Continue reading Writing the dreaded synopsis! #amwriting #writingtips — Alison Williams Writing

Query Writing Advice from a Writer Who’s No Expert but Probably Did Write 58,247 Queries in the Past Five Years — Anne R. Stubert, Author

The body of a query should be 250 words—or less. So that’s probably only a ribcage and the heart beating inside. Everything else is chopped off and discarded. Throw away the torso, arms, and legs. Maybe add a lung, though, because your story should breathe. But, wait—there’s got to be a brain in there, […] via … Continue reading Query Writing Advice from a Writer Who’s No Expert but Probably Did Write 58,247 Queries in the Past Five Years — Anne R. Stubert, Author

Pitch Slam Tips: Don’t Be a Douche Bag — The Creatives’ Place

I’m not one to get nervous: I’ve been the guest speaker at many large functions, both locally and internationally; I’ve sung solos in front of huge crowds, and I do presentations on a regular basis in my professional capacity as an clinical mental health counselor; however, while participating in the Pitch Slam at the Writer’s … Continue reading Pitch Slam Tips: Don’t Be a Douche Bag — The Creatives’ Place