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Agent Noah Lukeman Discusses Submission Process

Sep 08 2010 05:58 PM | Pete Morin in Submitting to Agents

Noah Lukeman, head of Lukeman Literary Agency, has an excellent blog where he discusses all sorts of important topics relating to writing and getting published. Here he answers a question about the agent's responsibility to keep the author informe...

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BBC's Query Tips: Knowledge Gleaned From Ye...

Sep 07 2010 03:56 AM | bigblackcat97 in Query Letter Do's and Don'ts

I've got a round of agent blogs that I check up on and read almost daily. From this I've learned a few things that should be basic starting points for anyone who is getting ready to jump into the world of querying, and also a good refresher fo...

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What in the World is Children's Lit?

Sep 09 2010 11:40 PM | Cat Woods in Genre

General writing sites and magazines tend to break juvenile literature into two categories: young adult and children’s. Reality is such that children’s lit includes board books, picture books, early readers, chapter books and middle grade. Each subgen...

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What's Your Book About?

Sep 04 2010 06:01 PM | RobbG in The Pitch

WHAT'S YOUR BOOK ABOUT?: FROM SYNOPSIS TO QUERY TO ELEVATOR PITCH by Robb Grindstaff “So, what’s your book about?” If you’re a writer, you’ve probably heard that question countless times. Friends, family members, co-workers discover you’re writ...

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What Agents Say Are Biggest Mistakes

Jan 07 2011 08:17 PM | Pete Morin in Query Letter Do's and Don'ts

Jordan Tohline is an aspiring novelist - actually soon to graduate to published novelist - who writes a wonderful blog about writerly things. He recently posted a MUST READ PIECE in which he reports on the fifty agents who answered his question, What...

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Two Parts to Mastering Queries

Oct 28 2010 01:01 PM | Robin Breyer in How to Write a Query Letter

Two Parts to Mastering Queries The art of writing a query is quite different from the novel, which we hopefully all have mastered before we think of queries. Writing a query breaks down into two areas; the first is style and structure, the second is s...

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Writing Snazzy Dialogue, Part Two

Sep 09 2010 10:50 PM | J. Lea Lopez in Dialogue

Make sure you read part one, where we cover the first three topics: 1. No talking for talking's sake 2. Don't be afraid of silence 3. Intermittent action We left off discussing how to use supporting action along with your dialogue. Why shoul...

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Noah Lukeman's How-To Article on Query Lett...

Sep 04 2010 03:01 PM | Pete Morin in How to Write a Query Letter

There are hundreds of articles and blog posts on query letter tips - you can even buy BOOKS that cover that one topic. Noah Lukeman has one such book, but he's very generously made an excellent FREE DOWNLOAD of his How To Write a Great Query Lette...

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How To Find a Legit Literary Agent

Sep 05 2010 12:50 PM | Pete Morin in Finding and Researching Agents

Author A. C. Crispin lays out all the steps - once you've finished and polished your manuscript, of course! CLICK HERE The first thing to remember is that you must research each agent beforeyou submit to them. That’s because the internet is r...

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Breaking the Query Writing Rules

Sep 07 2010 03:13 PM | Pete Morin in How to Write a Query Letter

In your research on the great art/mystery of query writing, you will undoubtedly run across the tried and true Rules of Query Writing. If you haven’t, then you’re definitely not ready to write one, much less send it out. Start right here with AQ’s How...

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