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Thirteen Steps to Landing an Agent

The Book Doctors send out a semi-regular e-newsletter. Earlier this month, David Henry Sterry offered a “baker’s dozen” pointers to finding a literary agent. To subscribe to their e-mail list, which we recommend, click here. Now, without further ado: 1. Research. “There is a fine line between research and stalking.” Read books similar to yours. […]

Learn How to Pitch, Persuade, and Sell

Some call it the “Elevator Pitch”. Say you find yourself on an elevator with a power-agent. The agent asks what your unpublished book is about. Well, you have only thirty seconds—the length of an elevator ride—in which to convince that agent to take a look at your manuscript. What do you say? That’s the Elevator […]

The Inevitable Sh*t Agents and Editors Say

Check out 2011 Fall Conference faculty member and literary agent Michelle Brower as she stars in this hilarious new video, “The Inevitable Sh*t Agents and Editors Say”:

Because I’m not just the director, I’m also a writer

Sorry, that was a weak attempt to play on the old Hair Club for Men commercials (“I’m not just the president, I’m also a client.”) But because I am a writer, in addition to being the director of the N.C. Writers’ Network, I will be out of the office the rest of this week, promoting […]