The Elevator Pitch – So What’s Your Book About? — Jeanne G’Fellers

Writing an elevator pitch should be easy, right? It’s just one sentence, maybe two, the gist, the… For me, it’s the process of condensing 115,000 words into a handful of meaningful, plot-hinging terms. Eek! But wait, let’s back up. What’s an elevator pitch, you ask? It’s a marketing term used to relay an idea in […] … Continue reading The Elevator Pitch – So What’s Your Book About? — Jeanne G’Fellers

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

#getpublished – 7 things agents and publishers take for granted — Rosie Johnston

Before you send out your draft, let’s take a moment to step inside the minds of professional agents and publishers. Imagine them on their Monday morning commute hoping that today maybe … maybe … they’ll find the Next Big Thing in the book world. They know what they’re looking for and in a way they […] … Continue reading #getpublished – 7 things agents and publishers take for granted — Rosie Johnston

Bad Writing Advice — All The Way YA

This to-the-point post is great advice...for both novice and experienced writers. Read on: No, this post is not going to give writers bad advice. It’s going to talk about all the bad advice writers are getting. Ever since I started publishing novels several years ago, I’ve noticed (via Twitter, blogs, and other sources) the sheer … Continue reading Bad Writing Advice — All The Way YA

PAGE STREET PUBLISHING INFO — Writing and Illustrating

For those of you that have been in the process of querying publishers with your YA novel, I stumbled across this bit of news on my feed this morning--Page Street has recently added a YA imprint, and as soon as I finish reworking my own novel, this will be the first place I'll submit to... … Continue reading PAGE STREET PUBLISHING INFO — Writing and Illustrating

How to get Published — sue powers

The first thing to do before you submit your manuscript for publication is to have it proofed and edited. Publishers demand it. I’ve heard publishers say that they send their authors’ books out seven times just to be proofread. So proofread everything before you submit. Of course this can be costly. So first ask a […] … Continue reading How to get Published — sue powers

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