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W.O.W. - Writer Odyssey Wednesday with Lauren Spieller

I’ve heard it several times, and in several interviews, but you can never underestimate the power of the slush pile. As today’s W.O.W. with Lauren Spieller shows, if you have a solid submission package, the slush can help you attract the attention of a great agent.  945 more words

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MONDAY MUSINGS: DON'T BE AFRAID TO STEP BACK

There’s a lot of talk among writers about what I like to call the trinity of publishing: the query, the agent, the deal. We discuss at great lengths the query I think most of all. 492 more words

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On Writing: How Are Teen Authors Perceived?

“Some people break all the rules and get published. You could cross a road blind-folded and not get run over. That doesn’t mean that crossing the road blind-folded is a good way to live a long life.” 1,157 more words

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QUERY 101: DEALING WITH MULTIPLE OFFERS - Guest Post By MarcyKate Connolly

For the final installment of the QUERY 101 series, I wanted to touch a bit upon a dream every writer has when they are querying: multiple offers. 1,656 more words

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Hello There, Dear Author

Hello there, Dear Author:

Many thanks for the chance to consider these pages, which we have read with interest. Thanks so much for thinking of me for your book. 

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Pre-#PitchWars Panic

Currently listening to: Welcome to Wonderland, from Wonderland: Alice’s New Musical Adventure*

SURPRISE! Submissions for Pitch Wars ’14 are open. Five days early.

I…was caught by surprise. 325 more words

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W.O.W. - Writer Odyssey Wednesday with Veronica Bartles

Staying positive. It’s a hard thing to do as a writer. But as today’s interview with author, Veronica Bartles, shows it can be a very helpful thing. 2,116 more words

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