Brooke Warner @brooke_warnerThe short book is on trend. Let your content pack a punch. Don’t meander or write superfluously. You can give your reader a good dose of wow in a pretty small package—and you’ll probably sell more books as a result. #writetip #writers
Co-sign. Attention spans being what they are right now, either offer readers an immersive escape or quick powerhouse. #pubtip
when querying a complex novel (complicated plot; intricate world-building), work to ensure that your query doesn't get lost in the weeds & alienate the reader -- ideally, you should be able to boil that complexity down to a succinct and compelling paragraph. #querytip
Kate McKean @kate_mckeanWhat does it mean when an editor or agent says ~I just didn't fall in love with it~~ in a rejection?
#amwriting #amquerying #literaryagent #WritingCommunity
Writers, this is a really great explanation of the "I just didn't fall in love" pass on submissions. A "no" doesn't mean you did something wrong or your book is bad... it just means it wasn't exactly right for that particular agent or editor. #querytip
Heyo, #subtip #querytip - maybe don't put in your submission you chose an agent to query at that agency bc that agent is interested in original & different stories. That... implies the other agents at the company (me, the kid in submissions lol) likes... derivative, same stories?
I am constantly surprised that prospective authors will cold call an agent rather than check their website first to see if the match is a good one for their work, and what the submission requirements are. Taking that extra step can make all the difference. #pubtip
Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKimCome follow me on Instagram. Over the next several days I’m sharing the top revision notes I give clients, broken down by genre. These are common pitfalls every writer should keep in mind. #querytip #writingtip #pubtip #amagenting instagram.com/p/B8UUV02gzaW/…
So many query letters from prospective writers are rambling or unclear. Often, titles are mystifying. This is a sure road to rejection. Before submitting to a lit agent, take care to craft the best possible letter to showcase your smarts and talent. #pubtip
Come follow me on Instagram. Over the next several days I’m sharing the top revision notes I give clients, broken down by genre. These are common pitfalls every writer should keep in mind. #querytip #writingtip #pubtip #amagenting instagram.com/p/B8UUV02gzaW/…
Eternal #pubtip: if you're an author publishing a book, you need a therapist. I wish I were being funny here. You need one, unless--bless you--you are Earth's most even-keeled Mr. Peanutbutter of a person. Most are expensive, yes. Look into sliding-scale clinics/Talkspace.
I know I've said this, but I will say this again:
Please don't pitch agents on social media or LinkedIn. It especially leaves a bad taste in our mouth if we connect and you immediately pitch us. It makes us feel a little used.
I just want to remind writers that your agent SHOULD NOT be charging you for services. That's a big red flag.
I happily help my authors with anything they need and I only get paid AFTER they get paid for their book.
#amquerying #querytip #askagent #amagenting #writingcommunity
Sarah ★★★★★ Nicolas 🏳️🌈 @Sarah_NicolasYes, people are STILL arguing with my suggestion that aspiring writers read ONE recent book. One. Not one hundred. Not to never read older books. Not write a book exactly like that one. Just read one recent book. And they cannot handle it. I'm flabbergasted twitter.com/Sarah_Nicolas/…
You should be reading on the genre you write and reading current titles to understand the voice and the themes important to that audience/market. #pubtip