Kiki Nguyen @kiananguThe change from being an unagented writer to an agented writer means actively working on your book for the purpose of making it saleable. That is a stressful and potentially time consuming commitment. Even moreso once within a contract. (1/?) #asklitAOC twitter.com/ryanramkelawan…
Before sub, I advice on a revision schedule that is not too stressful. However, once you sell & are on contract you have legal obligations. It will conflict w/life, and you need to be aware of what you can sustainably handle and if you have to hold off on that. #asklitAOC
Ryan Ramkelawan @ryanramkelawanIf a client is a student attending classes, is there any considerations or advice that they should prepare for if they're agented? If a client needs time to do schoolwork, is that okay? #asklitaoc
The change from being an unagented writer to an agented writer means actively working on your book for the purpose of making it saleable. That is a stressful and potentially time consuming commitment. Even moreso once within a contract. (1/?) #asklitAOC
SK Terentiev @Sarah_Terentiev@ericsmithrocks @mikechenwriter #asklitAOC
Prolog-is it always a bad idea when querying agents?
Example - less than 2 pages, barely any world building (no exposition!), deep in the character’s POV, full of action. It’s purpose is to set the tone for later in the book. A promise to the reader.
I’ve found that while this is the intent, 99% of prologues take up space from the opening pages where character, worldbuilding, and atmosphere make more impact because the story is active & present. As well, opening pages often repeat info from the prologue. #asklitAOC
Rae (is on her final edit right now) Williams @RachaelEWritesDo you think there can be a resurrection of cultural-based Contemporary Fantasies? So many Contemp Fantasy's I've seen are based on English/Norse mythos. There are so many different cultures out there! #asklitaoc
Namrata Agarwal Singhal @namrataagarwal#askLitAOC
How do you balance between fun and drama in the story? How can you create more fun in your story?
This is all specific to the particular parameters of your story and your characters. And it’s also incredibly subjective. I would say don’t worry about it too much & just make sure that you’re creating dimensional characters. #asklitAOC
Kiki Nguyen @kianangu@indigoostrich67 There are endless amounts of resources online about how to get into traditional publishing: from researching agents in your category & genre, writing queries, etc. Info will vary, so be aware to confirm info across sites. #asklitAOC
Samara Lo @Ms_SamaraLo#asklitAOC Does being an agent or author outside the US have any limits/affects if you're looking to be published in the US? E.g. Would you be targeting US publishers or local connections first?
My first client is a China-based writer. I am a US-based agent so my market of expertise is the US. My main focus is selling there first than foreign-territories second. It mostly effects what projects I advise the client to work on/how to shape them for US #asklitAOC