Heather Cashman

Literary Agent

Storm Literary Agency

all things wordy generally nerdy literary agent, agent mentor @StormLiterary motorcycling | kayaking | writing

Heather Cashman
@HeatherCashman
Literary Agent
all things wordy generally nerdy literary agent, agent mentor @StormLiterary motorcycling | kayaking | writing
39 MSWL
4 AskAgent
15 Tips

At least you’ll know. And it’ll only help you be a better writer if you try new things and practice your craft.

Heather Cashman
@HeatherCashman
Literary Agent
all things wordy generally nerdy literary agent, agent mentor @StormLiterary motorcycling | kayaking | writing
39 MSWL
4 AskAgent
15 Tips

If you do decide to revise based on feedback and the market, keep the old version. You can always have that version for yourself.

However with time and contemplation of the ways you can improve, you might end up loving it more. Play with new ideas. If they don’t work...

Heather Cashman
@HeatherCashman
Literary Agent
all things wordy generally nerdy literary agent, agent mentor @StormLiterary motorcycling | kayaking | writing
39 MSWL
4 AskAgent
15 Tips

that you don’t have to take their advice. As the author you have the right to reject any feedback, including reviews if you’re published.

But know your story (theme, plot, world and characters) well enough to know why it would or wouldn’t be improved by the feedback.

Heather Cashman
@HeatherCashman
Literary Agent
all things wordy generally nerdy literary agent, agent mentor @StormLiterary motorcycling | kayaking | writing
39 MSWL
4 AskAgent
15 Tips

Excited to be with @scbwi_ksmo in St. Louis today!

A quick reminder:
Not all editing styles wil fit you or your manuscript. Sometimes an editor’s best intentions can kill your love for a project. So go into it with an open mind but realize...

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