Some great book endings. What are your favorites?
From Harold Underdown, a bibliography of print resources to help you find an agent.
So, the ending of your book isn’t working and you don’t know what to do. This post from veteran author Rob Sanders might be just what you need.
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Here’s an excellent interview with another agent for YA and adult genre books. She’s Michelle Brower.
Don’t miss this fast, fun, and informative quiz.
This book (18 Minutes) sounds interesting. Anastasia Suen, a prolific blogger and author recommends it, and she reads a lot of books of this sort. I haven’t read it yet, but thought I’d pass it along.
While we’re on the subject of time management and accomplishing things, I have read The Now Habit, several times. I need to read it again, or at least skim it. It makes some simple recommendations that are remarkably effective.
- Set goals and re-evaluate them periodically.
- Sign or clock in when you start working. Sign out when you stop.
- Take regular breaks, just as you would at your job.
- Schedule time each day and each week to reward yourself for hard work with an activity that is pure pleasure.
I’m not the only fan. LifeHacker has summarized The Now Habit beautifully in this article: (Click on the link below. It’s well worth the read. The book is still available, too. You might even be able to check it out from your local library.)
Many of us are thinking about novels right now because next month is NaNoWriMo, the annual crazy time when people everywhere try to write 50,000 words in one month.
For those who want to submit their masterpieces and wonder about word counts in the publishing biz, here’s a quick run-down. Of course, there are always exceptions, but they are exceptions.
Here’s some great advice about choosing a title for your masterpiece. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be perfect, because it will probably change. That doesn’t mean that just anything will do. Agents and editors are your first audience and the right title can start them reading
Many writers have turned to YA fiction because it is carefully crafted on all levels. Readers have discovered this, too. This has some “adult” publishing folks scurrying to figure out what is going on. Certainly, there are, um, insubstantial YA books, just as there are light reads for the adult market. Not every book aspires to be great literature. Some stories are just fun. Here’s an article about “New Adult” fiction. This is an emerging and controversial idea. Read the article and see what you think.
Are you planning to attend? Find out here about a conference for people who blog about children’s literature.