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Hurry Up and Wait

If there’s one thing you have to learn in this industry, it’s to be patient. Ack. The dreaded “P” word, right? It’s true, though. Patience isn’t just a virtue. It’s a necessity in our biz. I’m sure you’ve heard the … Continue reading

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Golden Heart ® Finalist Week 1

What a busy week with my Golden Heart ® sisters. I have to get used to using that term. The whole experience still feels like a dream. It’s not, though. I’ve checked several times. My name is still on the … Continue reading

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Can Querying Writers Resubmit a Revised Manuscript to an Agent?

Writers often wonder if, after they’ve revised their manuscript, it’s okay to approach an agent who has their full to let them know there’s a newer, better, version available. Here’s what the BookEnds gang had to say about that during … Continue reading

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How Many Clients Do Agents Sign a Year?

Sometimes, toward the end of the year, agents post stats on how many queries they received, how many partials and fulls they requested, and how many clients they signed. Unless they’re a new agent who’s growing their list, many agents … Continue reading

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Things You Should Know When Querying Agents – Part 3

For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been talking about things you should know when querying agents. If you missed the first two installments, go here for part 1 and here for part 2. What we haven’t touched are the expectations and … Continue reading

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Things You Should Know When Querying Agents – Part 2

Last week, we talked about things you should know when querying agents. Let’s face it. Querying can suck the life out of you. The “Will someone love my work enough to represent it?” question is always at the back of … Continue reading

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Things You Should Know When Querying Agents – Part 1

Are you querying literary agents? If so, you might want to ensure you’re up to speed on things you should know during this stage. Take a look. -Agents from different agencies (and sometimes the same agency) don’t have the same … Continue reading

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What Do You Want in a Literary Agent?

For those of you who are querying agents, have you thought about why you’re doing this? Knowing why you want an agent and what you expect out of him/her could help you decide who to query and whose offer to … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have to Accept an Agent’s Offer of Representation

With all the offers of representation from agents coming in after Pitch Wars and Twitter pitch contests, I wanted to bring something up that’s hard for writers to accept. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE ANY OFFER OF REPRESENTATION. Here’s … Continue reading

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How to Nudge Literary Agents

With Pitch Wars coming to an end, and many mentees receiving fantastic news from agents, I thought it would be a good time to talk about nudging agents when you receive an offer of representation. If you’ve received that call … Continue reading

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