Tracy CAN FIX IT Marchini
BookEnds Literary Agency
Senior Literary Agent at @BookEndsLit Jr. | Author CHICKEN WANTS A NAP & PRINCESSES CAN FIX IT! | she/her 🖤🤍💜 demi | Join the Quacktory! bit.ly/1DfU0Wk
Steve Asbell @rainforestgardnFor those of you representing picture book author/illustrators (@TracyMarchini?) what do you like to see in a manuscript? #BookEndsChat
That's what I like to see - au/ill who uses both mediums to their advantage in a way you couldn't do alone. #bookendschat
Denise Parsons @denisebparsons#BookEndsChat - How do you make characters who do amoral things likeable?
Give them a strong enough reason to do the immoral thing. #BookEndsChat
Rohma Hassan @rohma_hassan@Campbele_E I know you all are super busy (being an agent looks hard!), but are there any submission status updates? #BookEndsChat
I'm caught up to all queries received on June 1st, and anything that was requested before June 4th. #BookEndsChat
John Zeleznik @john_zeleznik@TracyMarchini @J_Ruud Working on a new project. I was floundering a bit for a little while.
A break from a project or email is usually good for clarity! #BookEndsChat
Lauren Cahn @LaurenCahn@TracyMarchini @inthesestones - would you call Goolrick's A RELIABLE WIFE literary fiction? Romantic suspense? Literary romantic suspense?
I haven't read it, so unfortunately I can't offer much here. #BookEndsChat
Randy Mitchell @inspirationalwr#BookEndsChat Do you have interest in Inspirational/Christian fiction? Thanks!
I personally do not, but @AgentJessicaA would be the better person to ask! #bookendschat
Lauren Cahn @LaurenCahnHow do you define literary fiction? #BookEndsChat
A focus on an internal plot over external, where the way a story is told is just as important as story itself. #bookendschat
Jess Ruud @J_RuudAny tips for aspiring authors that want to find an agent and be published? #BookEndsChat
Read in and outside of your genre. Query one project at a time. Seek the advice of trusted mentors. Don't give up. @J_Ruud #BookEndsChat
Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKim@YogaChickie My definition of "dark" and @AgentJessicaA 's are pretty different, for instance. lol #BookEndsChat
And "dark" for picture books is much different than "dark" in YA #bookendschat
Jess Ruud @J_RuudHow important is that first sentence? How long do you give a manuscript a chance before deciding? #BookEndsChat
I will read until the mss makes me stop - either uninterested in protag/story, writing isn't strong enough yet, etc. #BookEndsChat
Lauren Cahn @LaurenCahn#BookEndsChat Does writing in 1P pov make it difficult to assess the author's actual voice?
Not at all. Your voice in first person is still voice. More important is -- is this the right POV for this story? #BookEndsChat