Category: KM

If all else fails, botched manuscripts make awesome balls for the trashcan.
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The Biggest Reason You’re Not Getting Published

Written by Wendy Keller Did you know that Keller Media is holding a nonfiction writing contest in honor of our new Facebook page?  Check it out here…and don’t forget to “Like“ our new look!!   A new client made an off-handed comment today.  She wondered why almost every writer gets strong urges not to write. “Suddenly, the plants need watering, the [...]

Pick up the phone!
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How to Transform Yourself From Published Author to Paid Speaker

Written by Wendy Keller Did you know that Keller Media is holding a nonfiction writing contest in honor of their new Facebook page?  Check it out here…and don’t forget to ”Like“ our new look!! A book is your golden ticket into the speaking business.  If you had a book published in the last 12 months, you have the calling card [...]

How to Become a Paid Speaker
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How to Become a Paid Speaker

Written by Wendy Keller Did you know that Keller Media is holding a nonfiction writing contest in honor of their new Facebook page?  Check it out here…and don’t forget to “Like“ our new look!! So you’ve got a message you want to spread and you’ve got the moxie it takes to stand in front of [...]

Work smarter, not harder!
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Using What You Already Know To Earn More Than You Already Earn

Written by Wendy Keller   Did you know that Keller Media is holding a nonfiction writing contest in honor of their new Facebook page?  Check it out here…and don’t forget to “Like“ our new look!!   Did you know that more than 320 rights exist in any piece of intellectual property? How many of those [...]

How To Write Great Queries Without Resorting To Threats, Bribery or Coercion
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How To Write Great Queries Without Resorting To Threats, Bribery or Coercion

Written by Wendy Keller Imagine you are a literary agent sitting beside a box brimming with queries.  You lift your letter knife high and the sun glints off its blade, illuminating your evil grin. “Whose dreams can I dash today?” you chuckle as you pluck the first victim from the pile. Or try this: an [...]

Gray Cells Make Books Sell
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Gray Cells Make Books Sell

Written by Wendy Keller “Why do you think your book will be published?” The hopeful author pauses a moment before responding to my question.  “Well, I, uh.  Hmm.  Wait, I know!  Everybody is going to buy my book!”  He finishes with a triumphant flourish of his hand. The rest of the audience stares at us. [...]

I'm not a stalker! I just need an agent.
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Authors, Stalkers and Talkers

3 Kinds of Writers – Which are you? by Wendy Keller, literary agent Recently, a news story appeared about a female literary agent who was stalked.  In the early days of my career, I had two stalkers – kinda creepy.  I changed my address.  That ended that.  Worse than stalkers, though, in my opinion are [...]

The Key to Getting Paid As A Professional Speaker
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The Key to Getting Paid As A Professional Speaker

Written by Wendy Keller So you’ve got something to say to the world?  Great!  Now how do you find a way to get people to pay to listen to you? Professional speakers like Zig Ziglar, Dale Carnegie, Anthony Robbins, Brian Tracy, the late Jim Rohn, Jack Canfield and others blasted themselves into the stratosphere using [...]