Things I Wish I Knew: About Writing a Cookbook with Allison Day

Today’s “Things I Wish I Knew” post is from cookbook author and award winning blogger Allison Day. Allison Day is the cookbook author of Whole Bowls (Skyhorse, April 2016) and Purely Pumpkin (Skyhorse, Fall 2016), the voice and lens behind Yummy Beet, as well as a food photographer and nutritionist. Allison won gold in the 2015 Taste Canada Food WritingContinue reading “Things I Wish I Knew: About Writing a Cookbook with Allison Day”

How To Critique Other Writers

Part of being in the writing community is critiquing, editing and beta reading other writers’ work. It can bring so much to your own writing by helping you be clear about craft issues. And it can be a wonderful circle of support. However, it’s one thing to read someone’s work, but it’s another to provideContinue reading “How To Critique Other Writers”

‘It’s not you. It’s me’: why agents don’t connect with certain projects

It’s hard to understand why when agents say they are looking for a certain type of book, and then you query with it, that it isn’t the right fit for them. Here’s why that happens: We represent something similar If we recently took on a project that has similarities to yours we cannot sign yoursContinue reading “‘It’s not you. It’s me’: why agents don’t connect with certain projects”

Q: If I am published or have been offered a contract for publication do I need an agent now?

Q: If I am published or have been offered a contract for publication is it necessary to find an agent at this stage? Isn’t an agent’s job just to find you a publisher? A: An agent does so much more than just match writers with publishers. Yes, you should still search for an agent because you wantContinue reading “Q: If I am published or have been offered a contract for publication do I need an agent now?”