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The Right Conference?

by Tamela Hancock Murray Steve Laube Agency As you pursue a writing career, one big question is how much time and money to devote to writers conferences. Conferences have many benefits, including the chance to meet face to face with … Continue reading

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Pitching in those Agent/Editor Appointments

by Rachelle Gardner Books & Such Literary Agency One thing I’ve noticed lately in fiction pitches – verbal pitches or queries – is that some writers want to tell all about the theme or the emotional journey of the story, … Continue reading

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Everyday Heroes… in Writing and Life

by Michelle Grajkowski 3 Seas Literary Agency As the Memorial Day weekend filled with warm air and sunshine beckon me from my window, I can’t help but to look outside and to thank God for the blessings that He has … Continue reading

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Getting Published in Today’s Market

by Mary Sue Seymour The Seymour Agency Are pre-published authors getting published in today’s market? I just sold Dann Stadler’s Angels in the Fire, the true story of a woman rescued from a car accident by angels, to Tim Peterson … Continue reading

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Encouragement: From an Agent’s Point of View

by Terry Burns Hartline Literary The writer’s testimony that I have on my personal website comes from a time nearly 20 years ago when I was attending the conference in Glorieta NM as a writer (that’s the conference that is … Continue reading

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My Day in Prison

by Greg Johnson WordServe Literary Group I went to prison not long ago to visit an inmate and to hear her story. I needed to know first-hand if she was who my client said she was. My client, her best … Continue reading

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Agents and e-books

by Natasha Kern Natasha Kern Literary Agency I want to celebrate the new options for writers and the empowerment that has come with the advent of ebooks. There is no question that writers now have more choices about what they … Continue reading

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When it Comes to Getting an Agent…

by Wendy Lawton Books & Such Literary Agency When it Comes to Getting an Agent. . . A Pitch May Not Result in a Catch More writers attend pitching workshops than ever before. They hone their hooks and polish their … Continue reading

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God is in Control

by Sandra Bishop MacGregor Literary During a recent conference call with my fellow MacGregor Literary agents, I allowed myself to mutter that my to-do list is half a steno pad long. We all lamented together about the reality that our … Continue reading

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Thinking Time

by Rachelle Gardner Books & Such Literary Agency Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. (Gen. 1:2, NIV) I’ve always loved that … Continue reading

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Tackling a Writer’s Fears

by Les Stobbe Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency Fear, like a ghostly apparition haunts all of us as writers. For some it is a memory of a parent’s or teachers deprecating comment, like “Don’t ever consider becoming a writer.” For … Continue reading

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Voice

by Michelle Grajkowski 3 Seas Literary Agency Louis Armstrong. Etta James. Toby Keith. Eddie Van Halen’s guitar riffs. What do all these musicians all have in common, besides being the top of their musical genres? Voice. Each one of these … Continue reading

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An Agent’s Tips for Your Manuscript

by Mary Sue Seymour The Seymour Agency I am looking for Amish romances and also inspirational historical romances. I have never circulated an Amish romance or inspy historical I haven’t sold to a major Christian publisher. I like to see … Continue reading

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Getting Published

By Terry Burns Hartline Literary There’s a concept we need to get a handle on, “Publishing isn’t a selection process . . . it is a survival process.” Really?- Yes, I believe the biggest secret to publishing is the ability … Continue reading

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Some basic questions about authors and agents…

by Chip MacGregor MacGregor Literary 1. “What’s the best way to find a literary agent?” In my view, a face-to-face meeting is best. And you may find that getting a referral from your friend (who happens to be agented) is … Continue reading

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