Category Archives: Agents

The Positive Side of Rejection

I bet a few eyebrows jumped up at reading the title of this post. In fact, right now people are crossing their arms and expelling a bitter laugh or two as they recall the soul-eating, BP-oil-spill darkness that accompanied their … Continue reading

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Rejection Netiquette

Let’s face it, rejection isn’t the fun part of writing. No one wants to find one lurking in the Inbox, or hiding among the bills and leaflets. A tough rejection can turn a good day into a bad one, and … Continue reading

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To Nano, or Not…Part Two

After waffling back and forth, I’m deciding not to participate in Nano this year. I’m sad, because I really wanted to, but I know the best thing for me right now is to stay on track with Merlin’s Bookshelf, getting … Continue reading

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What Agents Hate

There’s a wonderful article up at Writer’s Digest outlining specific turn-offs agents have regarding the oh-so-important first chapter. This is a MUST READ, so scurry on over and take a look! What Agents Hate

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On the Hunt for an Agent?

I tripped across a blog today that has compiled a list of all Children’s agents currently accepting queries according to Agent Query. If you’re looking, make sure to stop by The Daily Muse and browse the agents. All the contact … Continue reading

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