Guest Blogger – Author/Editor Robin Martin

Every writer needs a second pair of eyes

Guest Blogger – Robin Martin – Founder, Two Songbirds Press – blog:

All real writers know that they need a second pair of eyes before declaring a piece of writing finished.
Don’t you agree?

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Market Your Book Now

Market Your Book Now Posted by: Gordon Warnock – Agent –

In today’s publishing world, the responsibility of marketing a book is shifting more onto the shoulders of the author. Given that writers are by nature writers and not necessarily expert publicists, understandable misconceptions about the process often arise.

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Wallace Stegner, Where Have You Been All My Life?

There are always those writers whom we are “supposed” to read. You know what I’m talking about: The Dickenses, Allendes, Steinbecks, Shakespeares, and Woolfs. You could go on and on, I’m sure. Picture this, and see if it sounds familiar: you are sitting in a coffee shop with an editor …

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Hannah Schwartz, Author

My First Day as a Writer

By Hannah Schwartz – Author

I was in the second grade when I decided I was going to be a writer, but it wasn’t until I was 29 that I decided to quit my job and give writing an actual try.

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Off Island Today

Hi Everyone. I’m off of the island today, but I’ll be checking e-mail and returning calls tomorrow.



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Like a fine wine, a successful query needs to finish well.

Once you’ve told us

1. What your book is
2. Who you are,

It’s important that you close your query by letting the agent know you are ready to send your materials however he/she prefers—without sounding too pushy.

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A 3-part series by the agents at Andrea Hurst Literary Management So you’re writing a query letter?  Well, let’s talk about the guts of it, the middle part of a good three-part query.  A good phrase to remember is the three-part rule of any query letter: The Hook, The Book, …

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To get your query and therefore your manuscript noticed by an agent, you need to start it off with a bang. Something that gets our attention. Present a problem or a situation in preferably one tight, functional sentence that either grabs us and forces us to care or shows us that others already care about what is sure to follow in your query. Create a gap that needs to be filled by none other than your book.

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