Best of Blog: Round Up!

I spent 5+ years on this blog and I haven’t posted in awhile, but I wanted to share a great round up of some of my top posts throughout the years. I think I’ve made this place a good launch pad for authors’ careers answering questions about all aspects of the writing and publishing arenas.Continue reading “Best of Blog: Round Up!”

3 Steps To A Winning Non Fiction Project

Non fiction is an incredibly busy category. With celebrity memoirs and internet-based projects (HONY etc.) everywhere (and rightfully so! As you’ll see below) it’s a competitive space for debut non fiction authors. So if you have a non fiction idea how are you going to get to the marketplace? How do you find an agentContinue reading “3 Steps To A Winning Non Fiction Project”

10 Ways To Personalize Your Query to Agents

Writers hear that they’re supposed to personalize their queries–but “how personal, exactly?” is the most common question. The best queries show that they have engaged with us before (on Twitter, read an interview, or a blog post of ours) and have done their research. It’s easier than you think to show that personal touch. BelowContinue reading “10 Ways To Personalize Your Query to Agents”

Guest Post: 6 Ways To Make Comp Titles Work For You by Jennifer Johnson-Blalock

I’m so thrilled to have another great guest post for you! Comparative titles are a major conundrum for many writers. How recent? How many? How perfect do they have to be? I get more questions about comp titles than many other topics–believe it or not. How can you make them work for you? Literary Agent Jennifer Johnson-Blalock tellsContinue reading “Guest Post: 6 Ways To Make Comp Titles Work For You by Jennifer Johnson-Blalock”