Things I Wish I Knew: Q&A with Author Andrea Dunlop

Hi, all. I’m starting a new series on the blog called “Things I Wish I Knew.” I’ll be featuring some of my clients talking about their book deals, their writing careers and their platforms. I’ll also be talking to some industry professionals too. “Things I Wish I Knew” is going to be about everything fromContinue reading “Things I Wish I Knew: Q&A with Author Andrea Dunlop”

How To Write For The Market While Still Writing For You

Let me quickly say: I don’t believe any writer should be following trends. That’s not what this post is about. However, I do believe that writers who want to get published traditionally need to have their eyes open to what the market is doing. Why You Don’t Follow Trends Trends are something that no oneContinue reading “How To Write For The Market While Still Writing For You”

Time, Fear and Talent: Why You Need All Three Tenets To Make It as a Writer

There are no magic formulas that agents are hiding from writers. Or secrets that published authors are hiding from unpublished authors. But there are a few things that can act like a key to unlock potential. I believe these three things are all it takes to make it in this business. Time: Books don’t write themselves.Continue reading “Time, Fear and Talent: Why You Need All Three Tenets To Make It as a Writer”

Infographic: Do You Know The Difference Between Literary, Upmarket and Commercial Fiction?

Knowing how to categorize your work is one of the most important skills a writer needs to know–especially while querying. Here’s an infographic to help. It’s not perfect and there are many places that writers won’t fit into and that doesn’t mean it’s not a marketable book. However, learning how to market yourself starts withContinue reading “Infographic: Do You Know The Difference Between Literary, Upmarket and Commercial Fiction?”