By Amy Giuffrida I have seen many writers on social media and Query Tracker wondering why they are hearing from an intern or assistant, rather than an agent they submitted their manuscript to. The feeling is that the agent never even saw their writing, which is disappointing to them after all of their hard work. … Continue reading Why Am I Hearing From A Literary Agency Intern?
By Kerstin Wolf Pacing, plot, and voice all play a massive role in creating an unforgettable novel. Just as important as all of that though are the characters. If anything, I would argue that strong, relatable characters are the single most important part of a novel. Without interesting characters that readers can relate to, the … Continue reading Crafting Strong Characters
There are some big questions in life that all writers must address: Commit to a daily word count or take it chapter by chapter? Scrivner or Word? Write at home or go to Starbucks? Write every day or write only when you’re inspired? Wake up early to write or be a night owl and write? Write only … Continue reading Plotter Or Pantser: Which Are You?
So you’ve written The Book. You’ve polished The Book. You’ve emailed The Book to an assortment of wonderful, helpful critique partners and betas. You’ve polished more. You’ve entered the query trenches. Then you spend a long few weeks probably watching too many episodes of Downtown Abbey or getting lost in a Law & Order marathon. … Continue reading A Literary Agent Wants You To Revise And Resubmit… Now What?