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Method to the (Pitch) Madness

METHOD TO THE (PITCH) MADNESS Guest post by Megan LaCroix on the inside scoop of the #PitchMadness contest. Pitch Madness was my first ever Twitter pitch contest and I entered not knowing what to expect. I’m still new to querying (heck—I’m still new to Twitter!), but I was curious to see how my work would stack […]

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What Should You Write About?

@KatieMcCoach Writing is ______. We can fill that blank with anything. There’s endless advice out there about what writing is, or should be. What to write about. Why to write. How to write it. It all comes down to what YOU want, or in many cases need to write about. What is writing to YOU? […]

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Why You Should Work with an Editor Before Pitching an Agent

Sending your manuscript out to agents and editors for possible representation and publication is exciting, but mostly terrifying. You hope that your query will make a good enough impression and that an agent will be intrigued and request the full manuscript! How do you guarantee yourself the best chance of hooking — and then landing […]

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4 Things You Can Expect When Working With A Developmental Editor

Developmental editing may be an unfamiliar term to some writers and authors. This is, in the most basic of definitions, is editing that enhances your story. For this article, we will discuss developmental editing as it applies to fiction (memoirs also fall under this umbrella). After you’ve completed multiple revisions on your novel, worked with […]

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What NOT to Say to a Literary Agent (or Editor)

I recently I attended a lecture hosted by GLAWS, and the guest speaker for the day was literary agent, Steve Hutson. I’m sure you can guess the focus of the event (hint, see featured picture). What NOT to Say to a Literary Agent (or Editor). I like attending events such as this because on top of the […]

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