NYC-area literary agent, former editor, unabashed foodie, culture hound, citizen of the world, dedicated environmentalist, proud mom, dances to a Latin beat.
Montclair, NJ (NYC area)
It always amazes me how many clients move without notifying their agent. If you are an author, remember to keep your lit agent, editor & publisher apprised of address changes as long as your book remains in print or available in some form. #pubtip
Some writers send out query letters literally as a stab in the dark, hoping to connect with an agent or publisher. By doing research into who might be responsive to review your work & crafting a superb and respectful query, you will increase your chances of success. #pubtip
Self-publishing is now a viable option for authors. But that means literally doing everything yourself: writing the book, getting it copy-edited, designed, produced, distributed, marketed, and sold. Are you prepared to do this? Not to mention investing $$ in the process. #pubtip
If you are a writer approaching an agent or publisher, craft your query carefully following established guidelines, and run it by a number of trusted readers before sending. Many queries go unread because they are so poorly written. #pubtip
Brenda Copeland @Brendacopeland"Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be."
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Best writing tip ever! #pubtip
Writers: when querying agents, do not address your letter to "Dear Sirs." (Indeed, at our agency, there are no sirs on staff!) Do a little research on agency websites and other listings of agencies and choose a specific agent to address. Just sayin'. #pubtip, #publishing
Diane O'Connell @WriteToSellEvery single scene in your novel should be focused on moving the story forward. Watch video for more #writeadvice youtube.com/watch?v=p3DJXX… #amwriting #writetips
Juliet Madison @Juliet_MadisonA common reason for book rejections is "I couldn't connect to the character..." I've gone through all the character building strategies that have worked for me and put them into a downloadable course - now available! 😀😀writingmojoacademy.com/character-mojo… #amwriting #writetip #characters
Brenda Copeland @BrendacopelandEvery good book has to be about at least two things. There must be a rising tide. And there must be an undercurrent.
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