parts of a book

The Parts of a Book (And How to Get Them Right)

December 15, 2020

Whether you’ve written and thoroughly self-edited your manuscript or are still developing the idea, submitting it to an agent or an acquisitions editor in the proper format is crucial to your success. Before they read a word, they’ll notice what’s missing or needs to be reformatted. Get it right and you’ll look like a pro—giving […]

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How to Start a Writing Blog

How to Start a Writing Blog

November 20, 2020

A guest blog by Adam Enfroy It’s never been easier to share your writing with a large audience. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter allow you to build a reader following and also connect with other writers. But if you want to establish yourself as an author and launch a writing career, blogging is a great […]

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How to Write a Compelling Synopsis Your Simple Guide

How to Write a Compelling Synopsis: Your Simple Guide

February 17, 2020

You know writing a book is going to be hard, even grueling. But synopsizing it should be easy. So, why does it feel so intimidating?  It’s not just because you must convince an agent or a publisher (in as few as 500 words) that your novel or nonfiction manuscript will succeed in the marketplace. It’s […]

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How to Write a Book Proposal

How to Write a Winning Book Proposal

July 15, 2019

You’ve poured your entire self (and a ton of time) into writing your book. Now it’s time to shop your manuscript to agents and publishers. The next step is to write a winning book proposal—designed to persuade an agent to ask to see your manuscript and consider representing it to publishers. Book proposals vary in […]

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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 I have an agent. To land a traditional publishing deal—where […]

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