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😇 Lauren Spieller 😈 @laurenspieller · 1d

@laurenspieller How do you feel about writers that have self-published in the past? (assuming the writing isn't horrible) #askagent

It depends on the sales record, genre, etc., but it's not a deal breaker. Just can make things harder. #askagent https://t.co/3CFRWBLLXJ

😇 Lauren Spieller 😈 @laurenspieller · 1d

@laurenspieller How do you balance market trends vs. finding a story you know just needs to be read? #askagent

Great question. Ultimately I have to sell books to make a living BUT if I love something that's off-market, I may t… https://t.co/ci03zFHOLF

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 2d

@UweStenderPhD Thanks, didn't know if there were any that were notoriously better than others! Figured an agent would know! 😉

@LRyan_Storms I pretty much liked all I ever attended. They all have eager writers who care about their craft. #askagent

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 2d

@UweStenderPhD I write short stories too, something to mention to prospective agents? I assumed agents only concern… https://t.co/0kEkRES2OM

@RebeccaSchibler I can't speak for others, but I am not interested in short stories. So you can mention it, but it… https://t.co/DSzsErgyWG

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 2d

@UweStenderPhD That makes perfect sense but is not necessarily easy to accomplish. Thanks so much for taking questions!

@KAKraft Writing is difficult.Writing authentically is even more difficult.But anything worthwhile takes hard work… https://t.co/dqUHLdMxHz

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 1w

Need opinions: When is it OK to write a tragic ending? Can it be /How can it be / satisfying? Examples? #AskEditor #AskAgent *RomeoJuliet*

Norm-AHHHHHH!!! @normajeanesays · 1w

And lastly, Q12 what is your #MSWL @normajeanesays #lxpchat

Feel free to search my #MSWL tweets! Also check out our submission guidelines at https://t.co/2RuQh52Mwp 💞 #LxPChat https://t.co/4VTXNZuEvM

Norm-AHHHHHH!!! @normajeanesays · 1w

One last question, @normajeanesays ! What do you wish you could have known about publishing before you got into it? #lxpchat @LatinxinPub

Nancy! 😍 I wish I could have known how accessible the book world can be online. That would have been a huge asset b… https://t.co/ulKZxUsfhD

Norm-AHHHHHH!!! @normajeanesays · 1w

Here we go, thread ahead! #LxPChat https://t.co/yfjqeRQmBU

THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END by Adam Silvera. I think I'm finally ready to get on the Crying Express with his books 😭… https://t.co/3IwgO9Ergz

Norm-AHHHHHH!!! @normajeanesays · 1w

Here we go, thread ahead! #LxPChat https://t.co/yfjqeRQmBU

A HOPE DIVDED by Alyssa Cole! I just finished reading it, and can't wait to see how readers respond when it comes o… https://t.co/m8EUcAHFxm

Norm-AHHHHHH!!! @normajeanesays · 1w

Here we go, thread ahead! #LxPChat https://t.co/yfjqeRQmBU

TAKE THE LEAD by Alexis Daria is on my TBR pile. So excited for this contemporary romance by a fellow Nuyorican!… https://t.co/P11mLjvjfW

Norm-AHHHHHH!!! @normajeanesays · 1w

Here we go, thread ahead! #LxPChat https://t.co/yfjqeRQmBU

I'm currently reading STAR WARS: FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW. Such an amazingly diverse group of authors in this a… https://t.co/yI63s3zXMz

Norm-AHHHHHH!!! @normajeanesays · 1w

Q11 What books are you personally looking forward to this Fall? @normajeanesays #lxpchat

Here we go, thread ahead! #LxPChat https://t.co/yfjqeRQmBU

Norm-AHHHHHH!!! @normajeanesays · 1w

Q10 @normajeanesays #LxPChat https://t.co/alG3RLrx5q

The neverending submissions pile. Just when I think I've got it under control, my inbox fills right up. 😅 #LxPChat https://t.co/PTYrOQQY5F

Norm-AHHHHHH!!! @normajeanesays · 1w

Q8 @normajeanesays #LxPChat https://t.co/6Vy9cjtiM1

Faves include: Alyssa Cole. Priscilla Oliveras. Freddie Milano. Soon to be faves: Lydia San Andres. Rebekah Weath… https://t.co/vSEF15dJCa

Norm-AHHHHHH!!! @normajeanesays · 1w

Q8 @normajeanesays #LxPChat https://t.co/6Vy9cjtiM1

Ultimately I'm looking for fun, entertaining, heartfelt stories with complex characters. With a fresh take. #LxPChat https://t.co/5ksfL2lF71

Norm-AHHHHHH!!! @normajeanesays · 1w

When I was interning I was lucky enough to do some work for marketing and publicity. While they super fun and neces… https://t.co/KQ3HFgEzCo

I ultimately discovered that working in editorial is my publishing home. Being a direct link to storytellers and their books. #LxPChat

Norm-AHHHHHH!!! @normajeanesays · 1w

Some other favorite parts include: reading and falling in love with a brand new manuscript on submission. #LxPChat

Putting together selling points for a book's tip sheet, which gives information to marketing/publicity/sales. #LxPChat

Norm-AHHHHHH!!! @normajeanesays · 1w

My favorite part is... well... editing! Reading and working with the manuscript to make it the best it can be.… https://t.co/0adNV51B3N

Some other favorite parts include: reading and falling in love with a brand new manuscript on submission. #LxPChat