Posts tagged "writing a book"

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? […]

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. […]

Written by Wendy Keller, Literary Agent You think you’re different?  Special?  You think you’ve got something to say that the world needs to hear?  Or are you candidly just looking for a way to get some attention, prove to your mother she was wrong about you never amounting to anything, or find a way to […]

by Wendy Keller, Literary Agent It’s simple to determine whether or not you have a book inside. Most local hospitals will be happy to charge you for an MRI to help you decide. Normally, a trade book will appear on the scan at about 6×9 inches, half an inch thick, although a hard cover (which […]

Vicki and I were sitting in a charming but crowded coffee shop in Santa Monica. Vicki St George of JustWriteBooks has been a writer for the Tony Robbins organization for the decade plus I’ve known her, and she writes for several of my best selling clients, too. She said respectfully, “Tony’s a perfectionist. He goes […]