Cecilia Lyra, Agent @ceciliaclyraIn all seriousness, publishers might prefer 50k (bc it's short) or 90k (bc it's more meaty) or whatever else (bc trend), but a good writer can get away with ANY word count if all the other elements are there. #WritingCommunity #askagent
Cecilia Lyra, Agent @ceciliaclyraFor me, the ideal word count is: good writing. 😊
For nonfiction, having a platform is also, sadly (imo), really important. Almost essential.
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Jess Zafarris @JessZafarrisPublishing pros: What would you say are ideal word counts for adult nonfiction manuscripts—specifically memoir, biography, humor, science, self-help, and instructional books?
@ceciliaclyra @MangoPublishing @AmyMJones_5 @NinaAmir @claire_m_harris @maureen_moretti
Lauren’s the Worst (preorder now💁🏻♀️) @laurenspiellerWe talk a lot about what querying writers should be doing better/differently/more often, but here's something people are actually doing RIGHT almost 100% of the time: using my correctly spelled name!
Cecilia Lyra, Agent @ceciliaclyra@TLMumley The advice still holds. 😊 Scene is the framework that allows writers to include setting, description, characters, dialogue, and stream of thought --- all while grounding and these elements in something the reader can clearly visualize. #WritingCommunity #askagent #amwriting
Are there brilliant novels that don't follow this advice? Of course! Exceptions always exist, and authors are allowed to do anything they want as long as it's intentional. But a good writer should be able to create a good scene, even if she chooses not to use it. #askagent 🍀
Terri Lynn Sullivan @TLMumley@ceciliaclyra Thank you, Cecilia! This is good advice. I wonder, how about when writing a trilogy? #amwritingfiction #CRFiction #askagent #WritingCommunity
Louise Sharland @LouisePSharland@ceciliaclyra Hi Celia, do you consider UK based writers with Canadian citizenship?
Dr. Kari Nixon @HalfSickShadows@ceciliaclyra :( Do you think an academic platform counts?
Candice Lee Brown @CandiceLeeBrow1@ceciliaclyra @VictoriaLoder_ What kind of following are agents looking for? Should we include blog traffic?