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michael-seidel's picture
Feb.19.2013
I initiated a new literary agent search yesterday. That sort of sounds like the police are providing a crime update. "A literary agent was reporting missing yesterday.  A search is underway.  No one knows what the missing literary agent looks like.  They could be male or female,...
lucinda-blumenfeld's picture
Apr.24.2012
  Writers can slave away at their books, sometimes over the course of many years, before emerging to find an agent and publisher. As an inherently isolated task, writers fall prey to an almost inevitable mistake: they lose touch with the current market for literature and contemporary authors,...
lucinda-blumenfeld's picture
Apr.24.2012
Writers can slave away at their books, sometimes over the course of many years, before emerging to find an agent and publisher. As an inherently isolated task, writers fall prey to an almost inevitable mistake: they lose touch with the current market for literature and contemporary authors, many...
nina-amir's picture
Mar.27.2012
Lately I've been spending a lot of time on planning. Like a lot of writers, I set out to simply write. My degree in magazine journalism turned me into an editor as well as a writer.  And when I was asked to edit a book for someone, I became a book editor as well as magazine editor. I later...
reid-gomez's picture
Feb.24.2012
I'm on page 41 of my "how to land an agent" book.  So far, so good.  I know why I need one.  After over 20 years, three manuscripts and several anthologies, I am familiar with the practice and point of not being read. I have two long novels (A Woman's Body Was Found There and...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.16.2011
Earlier this month, here on the WNFIN blog, we discussed going through the “proposal process” when evaluating your book idea for its potential of success. This process helps you accumulate the information necessary to fill the pages of your nonfiction book proposal as well. This week, you’ve...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.10.2011
Most writers don't seem to want to explore the world of blogging. They see it as just one more thing to do. The don't realize that blogging affords them a superb way to promote themselves and their work--and to land a traditional publishing deal. A large number of bloggers are, indeed, getting...
david-henry-sterry's picture
Mar.21.2011
On a stupidly wintery, icy, snowy, frigidy, frozen tundra day in late January, David dragged his still ½ sick body out of bed and somehow got it to Newark Airport to go to Kansas City for the last official stop on our The Essential Guide Rocks America Tour. Arielle, on the other hand, kept her ¾...
nina-amir's picture
Dec.14.2010
More often than not, the clients who hire me to help them with their book proposals have plenty of passion about their subjects and projects. They may even feel a deep sense of purpose and determination. They really want to finish their books and get them published. Yet, most of them have not...
lorraine-duffy-merkl's picture
Nov.20.2010
An agent had not materialized. It was not for lack of query-ing. I contacted a former teacher/mentor, "Why oh why is no one responding when I'm trying so hard?" Never one to mince words: "I hate the title of the novel. Editors probably had it too. You're log line is not exciting...