greyhausagency @greyhausagency · 19 Nov 2019

#Pubtip Make sure to fully know and understand your genre as well as the market. I have been rejecting a lot of authors who seem to have just sat down and wrote something not realizing there is no place out there for that book (even in the self-pub realm).

Alec Shane @alecdshane · 15 Nov 2019

#pubtip I feel like authors worry about the title of their MS, like it can make or break the query.

Of every book I've published, very few kept the original title from beginning to end, and it usually changed multiple times during the editing process. Don't stress it so much.

Lynn Johnston @lynnjohnstonlit · 14 Nov 2019

Just explained my author:
SELL IN. Books that publishers ship to retailers.
SELL THROUGH. Books purchased by consumers thru retailers. Bookscan tracks 80% of these sales.
SPECIAL SALES. Bulk discounts, back-of-the-room sales, corp orders
#pubtip

Anna Sproul-Latimer @annasproul · 14 Nov 2019

I’ve spent much of this week talking w/ agent friends about a specific kind of professional violation: the exciting author who makes a verbal commitment, disappears, and then either signs with s/o else or just poof! Is in PubMark one day w/a surprise deal. (Incoming #pubtip rant)

BookEnds Literary Agency @bookendslit · 6 Nov 2019

We wanted to revisit an older video to expand. So here's more on... What is a Hook? youtu.be/vihHZuouJbA via @YouTube #WriteTip #PubTip

Anna Sproul-Latimer @annasproul · 4 Nov 2019

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@idler Many more good nuggets in this book, which is purportedly about things like opening a bookshop/magazine/Etsy store but is in fact completely applicable to authors as well. Fin

Replying to @annasproul

Psst: of all my recent #pubtip threads, this is the one that I think is most important - or at least the one that has the most distance between level of importance and number of would-be authors paying attention. TREAT IT LIKE A SMALL BUSINESS, people.

Anna Sproul-Latimer @annasproul · 4 Nov 2019

I am reading this book by @idler’s Tom Hodgkinson and HEARTILY recommend it for the aspiring nonfiction writers among you, especially those under contract. (No personal connection here, just found it at the library.) #pubtip

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 30 Oct 2019

When promoting your book (social media, website, bookstore events, cons, etc), remember to promote ALL formats.

Example, "Available now in print, ebook and audiobook"

#agenting
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Anna Sproul-Latimer @annasproul · 28 Oct 2019

🤮🤮this is a #pubtip🤮🤮

song lyrics can cost thousands of dollars to quote. you have to get permission from (and pay $ to) all stakeholders to do it, and there are often many, and sometimes they are rando hard-to-find descendants of dead people

Meggnog 🎄 ~ Closed to Queries Until 1/6/20 @Megan_Manzano · 27 Oct 2019

These instances aren't always easy to notice/trim but they come with writing and rewriting and learning craft.

The more you learn, the more you'll be able to change up your words and the movement of your characters.

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Meggnog 🎄 ~ Closed to Queries Until 1/6/20 @Megan_Manzano · 27 Oct 2019

Say your character sees a person who wronged them. Instead of saying they walked over and punched them, you can simply say they punched them.

It's implied they closed the distance to deliever the blow.

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Meggnog 🎄 ~ Closed to Queries Until 1/6/20 @Megan_Manzano · 27 Oct 2019

There are also instances where you can have a character perform an action that implies they moved somewhere or towards someone.

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Meggnog 🎄 ~ Closed to Queries Until 1/6/20 @Megan_Manzano · 27 Oct 2019

What's the emotion of your character? If they're angry, they can stomp. If they're sad, they can drag their feet.

Simple changes like that add a layer to the movement, change up verbiage, and add detail to your character.

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Meggnog 🎄 ~ Closed to Queries Until 1/6/20 @Megan_Manzano · 27 Oct 2019

The same can be said for the word walking. Obviously characters need to move but there are other ways to imply movement/description to consider.

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Meggnog 🎄 ~ Closed to Queries Until 1/6/20 @Megan_Manzano · 27 Oct 2019

Ultimately, these movements can all be implied by the sentence: "I ran my fingers through her hair."

It's a common enough motion that we as readers can visualize it and fill in the blanks of your narrative.

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