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Why you should work with an editor before pitching an agent

Guest post by Katie McCoach Sending your manuscript out to agents and editors for possible representation and publication is exciting, but mostly terrifying. You hope that your query will make a good enough impression and that an agent will be intrigued and request the full manuscript! How do you guarantee yourself the best chance of […]

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Building dialogue

Guest post by Laurence Kennedy, Director at Convergences The other day, someone reminded me how Garcia Marquez would settle down in bed to talk with newly imagined characters, rejecting any he couldn’t get along with.  For Elmore Leonard, changing a taciturn character’s name could make him into a chatterbox. Most writers want to establish dialogue with […]

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3 Things to bear in mind when using independent publishing services

Guest post written by Sarah Scotcher, Director of Rowanvale Books 1. Expectations Some writers just want to see their work in print (or on e-reader), and have no intentions beyond that, while others see writing as their future career. It is important to consider what you want out of the process, and to ensure that your expectations […]

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