What The Movies Can Teach Us About Texture In Writing

By Ryan Byrnes

Writing fiction is a democratic art—a market art. Directly speaking to newbies and hopefuls, this is your saving grace. In that twilight where writers aren’t famous enough to snag movie deals, but still good enough to attract the notice of literary agents—at that level, degrees and resumes are useless—all that readers can use to differentiate between two same-genre books are the subtle elements of style that give each book a vague sense of “flavor.” Continue reading “What The Movies Can Teach Us About Texture In Writing”

Top Four Misconceptions Writers Have About Landing a Literary Agent- Debunked

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By Rachel Beck

Publishing a book is an interesting undertaking, in that it feels very isolated, cryptic, almost inaccessible in some ways. From the writing to the research to the querying literary agencies to the landing a deal with a publishing house, it involves many steps that might seem mysterious to an outsider. And as with anything that feels baffling and impenetrable, myths will certainly spring up. Continue reading “Top Four Misconceptions Writers Have About Landing a Literary Agent- Debunked”