Mary C. Moore
This business isn't a simple yes or no. I passed on a manuscript I absolutely loved. Why? Because I wasn't sure how I would shop it. They got another offer so it was in their best interest I step aside for the clearer vision. #askagent
When pitching your manuscript, avoid stating how the audience will react or what they will learn.
Art will be interpreted by the individual. Yes it’s your art and your intention, but you can’t make the reader feel by telling them how to.
#querytip #writetip #askagent
If I pass on your submission but ask to see future work, I mean it. I saw potential in your writing and hope your next will land it.
But please, don’t send me shelved projects. I’m looking for your growth as an author, and old work won’t show me that. #querytip #askagent
Laura Bradford @bradfordlitAuthors: Please try to remember to title your mss, not just on the 1st page & in the header, but also in the properties section. 1/2
Laurie McLean @agentsavantSan Francisco Writers Foundation charity auction items here: ebay.com/sch/sfwc/m.htm…
Auction ends 1/27. @SFWC pic.twitter.com/GTmlgmnXJJ
Writer's Digest @WritersDigestHow to Craft Query Letters & Other Submission Material tinyurl.com/z36m4uk Agent One-on-One Boot Camp (with critiques!) starts Jan. 17 pic.twitter.com/tGv0k2wnB3
James Poniewozik @poniewozikMost popular writing advice is terrible or terribly applied, but "write what you know" may be the all-time most damaging.