I want to answer this question thoroughly, but I hope not to step on too many toes. If I offend you, please feel free to comment. Photo by Lukas on Pexels.com First, there is no course, no test, no certification to be an agent. This is not known to all aspiring authors. There are bad … Continue reading Agent Questions Volume Eighteen: How Do I Choose My Agent?
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I was recently asked, when should an author stop querying a project and move on to the next? Great question. The answers you get will be subjective. Meaning, everyone has a different answer and no opinion will work for everyone. Just like you can't get everyone to like your book. … Continue reading Agent Questions Fifteen: When to Stop Querying
When do you start the process of getting an agent? What should my expectations be? In my opinion, when the book is fully written, then you begin edits and research for an agent. There are different ways to do this. One, you can look up http://www.manuscriptwishlist.com, http://www.mswishlist.com, http://www.querytracker.net, etc. Search Google. You will be … Continue reading Agent Questions Volume Fourteen: When to Get an Agent
“Although the story has promise, I just didn’t connect with the voice. It needs to be stronger. It’s a pass. Sorry.” As an agent, I pitched books to acquiring editors at publishing houses. Rejections came concerning connection of the story itself to the editor, but the one I see the most regards voice. So, what … Continue reading Agent Questions Volume Thirteen: All About Voice
#MSWL- How Does it Work? The link is to a Twitter grouping. Agents and Editors list what they desire to see in their inbox (their ManuScript Wish List), and mark it with #MSWL. These tweets show authors what an agent is looking for, sometimes on a daily basis. Some agents change their list by the … Continue reading Agent Questions Volume One: What is #MSWL, What agents look for in queries, How long should it take to read a “Full,” What NOT to DO, How to increase your chances of being read, and More…