First, I want to start off by saying Kudos to everyone who entered New Agent a couple of weeks ago. Any time you step out there, you’re that much closer to achieving your dream, no matter the result. There are … Continue reading
Thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions about yourself. The results of this survey will reveal your particular writing style. Have you noticed anything strange about yourself? Are you able to do things most people cannot? … Continue reading
This right here is truth unlike any other. The number of times I’ve tried to explain this to the people in my life? If I had a nickle….
Originally posted on Writing Possibilities:
I was talking to some friends on Twitter today about a common issue shared by many serious writers, whether they’re just starting out or they’ve already begun making money off their writing. People who aren’t writers don’t seem to understand what writing is to those of us who devote serious time to it. Writing isn’t a hobby. It isn’t something to be done on your “spare time.” It isn’t something that can be rushed. And for a lot of writers, it isn’t something that can be done when you’re not in the
write right state of mind.
Those of you who are writers probably already know what I’m talking about. We tend to encounter issues with friends, family, and others in our lives who don’t really understand what professional writing is. One of my Twitter friends said this lack of understanding probably stems from the fact that almost everyone grows…
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October 4 – 14, 2014 #PitchSlam
Incoming Transformers Age of Extinction rant. Well, not really a rant, but an explanation for my “meh” reaction when people ask me if I liked it. It wasn’t terrible. Still, for anyone who hasn’t seen the movie, this isn’t really a … Continue reading
I’m over at Operation Awesome today, talking about how writers need to remain positive in the face of constant rejection. A lot of people have touched on this subject, but I’m gonna mix things up a bit with an explanation … Continue reading
Contrary to popular belief, while many agents may close down their inboxes during the summer months, the industry as a whole does not “shut down,” and neither should we as writing. Agents, editors, and writers alike crisscross the nation this … Continue reading
There’s a movement taking place in the publishing industry, and if we’re lucky it’ll catch fire in other facets of the human experience as a whole. From Twitter to Facebook, blogs to vlogs, to Tumblr and beyond, people are expressing … Continue reading
Here, have a disclaimer with your mid-morning tea: I am not an expert on agents by any means. I personally don’t think it’s possible to be an expert because agents are human beings–which people tend to forget–and they’re individuals with individual … Continue reading
Name: Leatrice McKinney (Writing as L. L. McKinney) Title: HERITAGE BLADE Genre: YA Urban Fantasy Word Count: 84,000 Query: My previous agent left the business, so I’m querying again and hoping you’d be interested in representing my latest story, as well as future works of … Continue reading