9 Unlikely Reads that Will Make Your Writing Better

There are thousands of “best books for writers” lists out there. (I’ve written one!) But what about the inspiration that comes from all around us? Not just Bird By Bird (even though everyone should have read this one by now…) but poetry, graphic novels, non fiction etc. Writers always have their eyes and ears open about ideasContinue reading “9 Unlikely Reads that Will Make Your Writing Better”

What novelists can learn from Serial Podcast

Anyone else get into the Serial podcast these past few months? True crime, compelling storytelling, angle by angle each week–I was hooked! Serial is the most popular podcast in the history of the format, 5 million downloads and streams. So what makes it so powerful? Let’s unpack it. So what can novelists learn from the powerContinue reading “What novelists can learn from Serial Podcast”

High Concept: What is it? Do you need it? And how do you know if you have it?

High concept is something I repeated say I, and other people in the industry, am looking for. But what is it? My succinct definition is highly unique concept with mass-market appeal. This also relates back to my post last week on agents and editors not knowing what they want until they see it. I, as an agent,Continue reading “High Concept: What is it? Do you need it? And how do you know if you have it?”