Internship

A while ago, I encouraged you all to check out internships at literary agencies and publishers. Those who have interned or are interning generally do better on contests. Why? Because they have the PR powerhouses behind them. They're known in the literary world. They're working on their craft (not just writing but marketing) daily. Practice makes... Continue Reading →

The Power of the Intern

Literary agencies are the gate keepers to the publishing world. They connect writer to publisher to audience. Fantastic folks who work hard for relatively little pay. Agents are masters of social media, and a good percent are published authors themselves. From the last few pitch contests, I've noticed a trend - interns at literary agencies... Continue Reading →

#PitMad is this Week!!!

Imagine me with a megaphone. Here, I sit bellowing at you - yes, you aspiring authors out there - because the madness and mayhem of #PitMad is coming. While many know and love #PitMad, let's give a quick explanation for those who don't. The lovely and wonderful Brenda Drake has set up a pitch contest... Continue Reading →

Rejection in Writing

Some consider rejection a rite of passage for authors. It's a rare individual who gets a contract from a literary agent and a Top 5 publisher on the first book they've written and submitted. There are plenty of lists numbering off the times famous authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephen King were rejected prior to... Continue Reading →

Contracts 2.0

Why do people want literary agents? Because a good one makes life so much easier. I'm currently negotiating my 2nd and 3rd book contracts, and I'm going in alone for the most part. I have a lawyer who works almost exclusively with this sort of copyright law, but he's not doing the negotiating for me.... Continue Reading →

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