If you were supposed to meet with an agent and it's been canceled because of <all this> and you think all is lost and you'll never get an agent now, well, you're wrong. Here's why: katemckean.substack.com/p/meeting-agen…
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Where to start with the Agents & Books newsletter if you're a:
-writer just starting out looking for an agent
-writer with an agent looking for publishing stuff
-anyone interesting in writing advice
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I'm an outliner, not a pantser. But my outlines are basically the answers to four questions that create the foundation and plot of my story. You can read those four questions here: katemckean.substack.com/p/how-to-learn…
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Questions answered in today's Q&A Thursday:
How many ways can I trick an agent into representing me?
Where can I make connections if I don't live in NYC?
How many subscribers do I need to get a book deal?
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This is what I think when I get emails from writers that say "I have an offer from a small press. Do you want to be my agent?"
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Here is the EXCLUSIVE and DEFINITIVE list of questions to ask agents when you talk to them on the phone about representation.
j/k there is no list but this is about why
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Erik Patterson @erikpattersonFinished a book that I hated and accidentally left it at the coffeeshop & now I hope someone takes it and reads it and enjoys all the “WHAT THE FUCK,” “then WHO CARES” notes in the margins. pic.twitter.com/tvvVzlpo5y
Basically your number one job as a writer is to make sure your reader never says Then Who Cares about your characters/plot. #pubtip
One of the fundamental challenges of writing a book is getting everything you know about your subject/characters/plot/etc from your head to the actual page. You know what you know, but the reader doesn't know what you know until you tell them. #pubtip