How To Deal With Editorial Feedback From Your Literary Agent

by Margaret Graton You might hear that agents like authors who are “easy to work with,” but that moniker goes beyond authors who are generally agreeable people. This often has to do with how well the author works with feedback: will the author listen to suggestions and be amenable to edits, or will there be … Continue reading How To Deal With Editorial Feedback From Your Literary Agent

The 3 Essential Questions to Ask When Editing Your MS

By Catherine Matthews Pencils down, computer off—you’ve officially finished your manuscript. Hooray! Congratulations! Now you’re off to find an agent…except that there’s just one more step you need to take before pursuing representation. You, my friend, have reached the editing stage—and it’s the most crucial point in your writing journey, because without it you may … Continue reading The 3 Essential Questions to Ask When Editing Your MS

Eight Rookie Mistakes to Watch for in Your Writing

A few months ago I was digging through the boxes of my old stuff at my parents’ house looking for goodness knows what and happened upon the flash drive containing all of my high school writing endeavors. I was so excited to plug in the flash drive and start reading. But man, am I happy … Continue reading Eight Rookie Mistakes to Watch for in Your Writing