By Wendy Keller, Literary Agent and Chief Talent Launcher If you own a business, want to start one or have a career you’d like to grow, here’s the deal: you need to consider writing a book. Not just any book. Certainly not the time-wasting pipe dream Great American Novel. You need to write a real, […]
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By Wendy Keller, Literary Agent and Chief Talent Launcher Thinking about writing a book but not quite sure whether it is a good use of your time? Have you heard “bad” things about self-publishing…about publishers…about literary agents? If you have an inkling that you might want to write a nonfiction book on the subject of […]
By Wendy Keller, Literary Agent It’s lunch and you’re hungry. You want a cheese sandwich. The number of decisions that might go into this allegedly simple decision are potentially infinite. Assuming you can have anything you want in this world full of possibilities: Do you want the wheat, rye, white, brioche, pumpernickel or rustica? […]
Dear Literary Agent, I have finished my very first novel. It is a science fiction story that I think is very unique and could attract a lot of attention from agents and editors. I want to make sure it is in the best shape possible, though, before I start pitching. Do I need to […]
By Megan Close Zavala, Literary Agent This is a continuation in a series of columns about mistakes that even the greatest writers make. If you’d like to check out that the earlier posts, please click here: What Good Writers Do Badly, Part I What Good Writers Do Badly, Part II #7: They Procrastinate I […]
Dear Literary Agent, I submitted queries to ten different agents over the past few weeks and I have only heard back from one – a rejection. Why have the other nine not responded? Should I consider their lack of response as a rejection, too? Should I call them to follow up? Sincerely, Holding […]
By Megan Close Zavala, Literary Agent This is a continuation of an earlier column that I wrote on mistakes that even the greatest writers make. If you’d like to check out that post, please click here: What Good Writers Do Badly, Part I #4: They Don’t Understand Their Book’s Place in the Marketplace Do your […]