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Archive for December, 2010

The Best Way To Sell Your Novel With No Literary Agent

Friday, December 17th, 2010

In spite of what you hear about publishers accepting submissions only from agents, and about what an agent can do for a writer, there are nonetheless many situations during which you don’t essentially want an agent. This is excellent news at a time when it appears fewer agents than ever are open to new talent. […]

Laying A Novel’s Foundation: Why Fiction Wants A Worldview

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Writing fiction requires imaginative and prescient, and the novelist does more than tell a story-she or he creates a world that should perform beneath the author’s vision. A novelist plays God, creating a worldview-how the world works. Before starting to write, the novelist ought to decide what the theme, philosophy, or worldview of the work […]

Query Letters To Literary Agents About E Book Proposals – Three Warnings

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Question letters from first-time writers to literary brokers usually include numerous errors, mistakes which are simple to avoid. This tip sheet can save you the embarrassment of creating these blunders, especially in a query letter, which is the most important letter you may ever write. In case you’re undecided why it’s an important letter you’ll […]

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

This haunting tale takes you down a road less traveled.  The cotton fields, the melting hot roads of Mississippi to prejudices that needed to be buried forever.  This is human survival against all odds.  It’s heart-wrenching tales of human ruination brought on by others, just because they could.  The desperation of the black woman’s experiences […]