Tag Archives: literary agents

The Pain of Rejection

If I kept a spreadsheet — which of course I do — I could tell you exactly the number of times I’ve been rejected with “Finding Kate” — which of course I can. I don’t want to. I never kept that … Continue reading

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Help! I Need A Genre!

I am looking for an agent to represent “Finding Kate,” my adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” and in the last week or so, I’ve been doing a lot of research to that end. And I’m in a … Continue reading

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My First Writing Conference – Part Two – Hey Publishing Types!

As you may already know, I attended my first SCBWI conference on September 17th and 18th.  I already blogged about some suggestions for you if you attend one of these wonderful events.  You can read that blog post here. Today, I … Continue reading

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My First Writing Conference – Part One – If You Go

As those of you who follow me on Twitter know, I attended my first SCBWI conference this past weekend.  SCBWI stands for Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators, and there are many regional chapters all over the world.  I … Continue reading

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Doing Business The Old-Fashioned Way

I just submitted a query for “Finding Kate” by mail. I’m not going to tell you who it was.  And, believe it or not, I am not going to rail against their outdated, costly and burdensome requirements. Because, walking out of the post … Continue reading

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Time Management, With A Little Humility Thrown In

The next time I complain about how busy life is from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, just whisper in my ear:  Tax Day to Memorial Day. My kids get out of school just before Memorial Day (I know!  Crazy, right?) so these six weeks are … Continue reading

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Tweet your pitch contest – revised

The very fun, very charismatic writer Shelley Watters has decided to celebrate a couple of blog and Twitter milestones by holding a contest on her blog:  pitch your novel in 140 characters or less to win a manuscript review by … Continue reading

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