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What I’m Looking For. . .

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

I don’t think I’ve ever participated in an agent panel where the question, “What are you looking for?” has not been asked. We agents probably irritate the pajamas off writers with our answers. “I’m looking for that …

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What Did You Learn on Your First Job?

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Labor Day seems like the perfect day to ponder what your first job taught you. For me, my first job was–wait for it–bun-dabber at an A&W Root Beer Stand. I don’t recall if that was my …

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Keeping Yourself Motivated to Write

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

What motivates you to keep writing? We are all faced with the ups and downs that come on the roller coaster of publishing, but when we get discouraged it can be tempting to just give up. Here …

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Getting through a Creative Dry Spell

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Our greatest desire for this blog is to provide fresh information and perspective on the life and business of writing. It’s no small task to do this consistently. Occasionally, okay speaking for myself, more often than you …

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Setting My Own Yardstick for Success

Rachelle Gardner

Blogger: Rachelle Gardner

I had an interesting revelation recently, regarding the topic of comparison. I was going to meet someone I hadn’t met before, at their house, and I was nervous. Will their house be more beautiful than mine?

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False Promises

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

Once in a while we will lose a client due to false promises or false praise offered by another agent or industry professional. It’s easy to fall for these and other false promises:

  • You shouldn’t be wasting
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Connecting vs. Engaging

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Recently Wired ran an article on the effect Millennials are having on advertising. You can read it here. Contained in the article is this statement,

“Many times brands think that by reaching out to Millennials

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The Work/Family Balance: Getting rid of the guilt

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time feeling guilty. I’m either not working hard enough, or I’m not a good wife, or housekeeper, or mother, or dog owner. I’m actually a terrible …

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The Perfect Title

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

An editor contacted me this week to inquire about a client’s proposal. The editorial team is interested in the author’s nonfiction book but asked if she’d be willing to tweak her approach slightly and give it a …

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You’ve Got the Power

Rachelle Gardner

Blogger: Rachelle Gardner

Authors working with a traditional publisher can sometimes find themselves in situations they feel are out of their control. Fortunately when you have an agent, you’re NOT powerless. You have someone to whom you can turn—someone who …

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