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Jan.14.2011 - 10:27 am
When I became a literary agent three years ago, I simply wasn't ready for the flood of publisher rejection letters flowing into my office in response to my submissions. It felt a...
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Jun.14.2010 - 1:24 pm
An interesting dispute has broken out between The Authors Guild  and John Wiley over what is the best way to calculate royalties. The dispute may seem a little arcane but it is...
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May.12.2010 - 6:37 pm
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Linda Watanabe McFerrin is an author and  teacher of creative writing.  Her new novel, Dead Love , is being published this Fall by Stone Bridge Press . Dead Love is an incredible...
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Apr.25.2010 - 8:31 am
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I've been thinking a lot about beginnings, first lines in literature. Which ones are satisfying and what makes them so? And others, admired by all, that still just leave me cold....
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Comments from ANDY

Oct.27.2009 - 1:17 pm
In response to: Publisher Advances
Michael, I wasn't negotiating advances in the past, so I can only speak second hand. But I think there was always a...
Oct.04.2009 - 11:55 am
In response to: Ann Lamott and Albert Camus on Writing
Thanks Rebbecca. I used to sell a lot of The Artists Way at Cody's.
Sep.23.2009 - 7:34 am
In response to: The Art of the Pitch
Yes, good idea. I will take it up with my girlfriend. She dresses Oprah's hair daily.
Sep.19.2009 - 8:07 am
In response to: The Art of the Pitch
Virtue is its own reward.
Sep.18.2009 - 1:49 pm
In response to: The Art of the Pitch
Thanks, Ugonna. I had a lot of fun writing it. And there is some truth there, as well.