How to Write a Novel in One Easy Step

How to Write a Novel in One Easy Step

So you’ve come for the magic elixir! You want to know how the sausage is made and how to do it in one ingredient. I got you. But before I give you the secret, the sauce, the coup de grâce, (i.e. what you came here for), let’s back up a bit. I know, I know,...
A Mechanical Guide to Querying Literary Agents

A Mechanical Guide to Querying Literary Agents

The comments I received from my last two posts have shown me that a lot of authors don’t know much about querying agents. You can easily find any number of resources for writing an attention-grabbing query and synopsis. This is not that post. Instead, I’m...
A Querying Author’s Advice for Literary Agents

A Querying Author’s Advice for Literary Agents

Dear Literary Agent, Under normal circumstances, I only send out canned replies to my query rejections—or none at all if it’s a particularly high-rejection week—but I’m making an exception just for you. Humor aside, I get you. Honestly, I do. The service you provide...
A Novice’s Perspective on Querying Agents

A Novice’s Perspective on Querying Agents

Not to brag, but I consider myself somewhat of a novice at querying agents. My experience might actually qualify me as an expert, but with not having successfully secured an agent, I’m only as qualified as the average congressperson. Which is to say I’ve...