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The Business of Writing

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Advice For Finding An Agent

There are only three steps to this: Write a great novel Research literary agents Write a great query letter 1. Write a Great Novel Make your novel the best you can make it. Make it original, with an exciting plot, great writing style, and interesting characters and settings. Don’t send it up if “it just […]

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After The First Sale

Whether or not you’ve hit that point yet, you know all about the expectations. We’re not talking about the practicalities here – the questions of how (or whether) to deal with your publisher, agent, deadline and contract terms. What we’re talking about here is the other part of what happens after the first sale. The […]

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But I Could Write That, Too: The Promises and Perils of Changing Your Writing Brand

For writers, the grass can often seem greener on the other side of the genre fence. Maybe you’ve been toiling away at your Regencies’ but you hear that Paranormal Romance is hot, and you think, ‘Hey, I’ve got a great idea for a paranormal!’ Or, perhaps you’ve been making good sales on your contemporaries, but […]

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