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 […]
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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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Written by Wendy Keller, Literary Agent Have you seen our new Facebook page? Don’t forget to “Like” our new look!! Update: There’s now a Part 2 of Queer Queries! Read it here It takes a sense of humor to be an agent. I’ve seen a lot of query letters in the 20+ years that I’ve been an agent […]
How NOT to Approach a Literary Agent in the Wild by Wendy Keller, Literary Agent Stopped for gas on my way home from a meeting Friday. I was on the phone offering some advice to a writer who is having contract issues for a deal I didn’t create. I was too loud, I fear. You […]