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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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WIP or RIP?

by Donna L. Rich When people ask me what I’m working on right now, sometimes, I have to stop and think (and count). I wonder if I have too many ideas or too many WIP’s going on at once. The … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Appointments: Ashley Clark

Remember that high school feeling of getting caught talking in class? Maybe it wasn’t your fault. Maybe your friend in the seat beside you wanted to cheat, and you were actually saying, “No, I will not give you my answers,” … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Blog

Ashley Clark shares some wonderful conference advice in today’s post: Remember that high school feeling of getting caught talking in class? Maybe it wasn’t your fault. Maybe your friend in the seat beside you wanted to cheat, and you were … Continue reading

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SO WHAT TRENDS WILL YOU SEE AT ACFW 2011?

One of the most interesting things about the publishing business is that it’s always changing. I like to say that publishing is a “tidal” business – the tide of Amish books comes in, the tide of westerns goes out. I’d … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference – A Must Attend

A word from ACFW’s President, Margaret Daley: You may think because I am the president of ACFW, that I have to feel that way about our upcoming conference in St. Louis, MO (September 22-25). I’ll let you in on a … Continue reading

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