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How to Get a Literary Agent (And Why You Need One)

How to Get a Literary Agent (and Why You Need One)

March 26, 2019

Book publishing can be… Confusing Complicated Stressful Especially when you face it alone. But even I don’t try to navigate the publishing world by myself, despite having been an author, an editor, a publisher, and a writing coach over the last 45 years. That’s why… [Continue reading below]

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How To Write a Query Letter That Grabs an Agent’s Attention

How to Write a Query Letter That Grabs an Agent’s Attention

January 8, 2019

You’ve done the hard part. You’ve spent ages researching, writing, and rewriting until you finally feel your book is ready to share with the world. Not so fast. Your next step is one of the most important. Writing a query letter can determine whether a… [Continue reading below]

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How to Format Your Manuscript (Even If You Hate Computers)

November 27, 2018

Before an Acquisitions Editor or an Agent reads a word of your manuscript, they can tell if it’s properly formatted. That’s crucial. Why? It’s about more than looks. Sure, they’re going to decide on buying your work largely on the writing and market potential. So… [Continue reading below]

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How to Publish a Book

How To Publish a Book: My Ultimate Guide From 40+ Years of Experience

September 25, 2018

So you’ve finished writing your book—perhaps a lifelong dream—and now you want to get it published. Where do you go from here? You poured your heart and soul into the writing, and I hope you also spent countless hours editing and revising. Any seasoned expert… [Continue reading below]

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Editors’ Wish List When Working with Nonfiction Writers

Editors’ Wish List When Working with Nonfiction Writers

December 28, 2017

What follows is common sense, but you’d be surprised at how many novice writers skip too many of the suggestions on this list. You can get a leg up on the competition by following these to a T. And if you’re primarily a fiction writer,… [Continue reading below]

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