How to Locate a Literary Agent

How to Locate a Literary Agent—a Talk Given at Sacramento Public Library on January 26, 2010 On Tuesday of this week, I gave a talk at the Sacramento Public Library on “How to Locate a Literary Agent.” Here’s what we talked about: Why is an agent important to find? Agents …

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Guest Blogger-Author Penny Warner

I remember exactly when and where I was when I got the call from Andrea Hurst and Amberly Finarelli. It was Tuesday, December 16, 2008 and I was shopping in a toy store. I can recall nearly verbatim what they initially said.

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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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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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