Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Literary agents blog, too!

Yes. It's true. Literary agents are in the blogosphere these days. And the aspiring author can learn a great deal from visiting their sites. There is a link on the right sidebar under Writer Resources entitled Agents Who Blog.

I visited a few of these today and found some information I want to share with you. Some of the articles listed below may sound familiar. They deal with subjects we discussed last week.

Jenny Bent’s blog, Bent on Books, recently posted an interview with an editor. It is entitled “A Short Meditation on How to Write a Novel.” If you’re a novelist, I would highly recommend reading this editors ideas and suggestions.

Rachelle Gardner’s blog, Rants & Ramblings, has an article entitled “The Top Ten Query Mistakes.” I think you’ll find it valuable.

On that same blog is another article entitled “Everyone Gets Rejected.” This one might open your eyes to the publishing business and what a manuscript actually goes through from the time you send your query until your book hits the shelves.

The articles above were found by visiting only two of the agent blogs listed. If you’d like to explore a little more, here’s the site that lists all of them. Agents Who Blog.

And that’s it for today. Since you didn’t have much reading to do here, you can get back to writing. But only after clicking those links above and reading those three articles. It may be pride rearing its ugly head, but I want my readers to be the best informed group in the digital realm.

If you have specific questions (other than that meaning of life subject), leave a comment. With the number of visitors we're getting now, I'm sure someone will be able to help.

Just a heads up for you: We’re going to have another contest very soon. I’ll provide more info on that tomorrow. (If I have it figured out. Hope to.)

Until then.

UPDATE: The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest closes Monday, February 7th. There is a YA category this year. Check it out Penguin/Amazon.

UPDATE: Authoress is having a Secret Agent Contest on her blog. Starts Monday, February 8, 2010. They are always good. Visit Miss Snark's First Victim to read more.

UPDATE: Agent Pet Peeves. Check out Guide to Literary Agents.


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