Writing Life

Your Inner Author Nagging

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

An email a few days ago explained the alert beeping in the back of my mind that I’ve been dismissing since the holidays. We all have these nigglings from time to time that hint something is awry. …

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What Can a Novelist Learn from Nonfiction?

Michelle Ule

Blogger: Michelle Ule

Sitting in for Wendy Lawton who is traveling.

Writers are always given advice about how to write and what to write about. One recommendation for novelists is to read the genre you’re writing.

Romance writers should read …

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Do You Have Impostor Syndrome?

Rachelle Gardner

Blogger: Rachelle Gardner

One of my favorite parts of being an agent is when I get to celebrate the sale of a client’s project to a dream publisher. Usually this comes after many months (or years) of working with the …

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Back to Work

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

Today is the day after a three-day-weekend, the month after a glut of holidays. Anyone finding it hard to get back into the swing of things? Back to work? I wrote about this a few years back …

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Surround Yourself with Motivation

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

The view out my office window yesterday morning was spectacular. Just the right amount of pure white snow had fallen. But what took my breath away were the trees. They had been clothed in crystal white ice …

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Is Talent Overrated?

Rachelle Gardner

Blogger: Rachelle Gardner

I’ve been studying various philosophies of success and mastery, in an attempt to better understand how to help writers reach their goals. I came across this idea that Talent is Overrated and that, in fact, it is …

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All Those Confusing Words!

Rachelle Gardner

Blogger: Rachelle Gardner

We agents read a great many manuscripts, proposals, and of course, published books. I think I can speak confidently for all of us when I say that we find poor grammar and misused words less than impressive. …

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Three Things that Surprised Me About Publishing

Rachel Kent

All of our agents have slipped out of the office to spend the holidays with their families. We’ve picked from previous posts “The Best of” for your reading pleasure and pondering. Our office opens on January 5, 2015, and we’ll

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3 Tips for Your Marketing Campaign

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Our office is closed for the holidays so we can spend the holidays with our families. This post is from our archives, and is one of our “Best of.” We’ll return with new posts when the office …

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New Year’s Goals & Resolutions

Rachelle Gardner

Blogger: Rachelle Gardner

Here we are in the middle of the holidays. With Christmas over, we’re rushing headlong into New Year’s, which for many of us means… resolutions. I’ve always loved the feeling of starting a fresh year and …

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