Insights on Revision from Successful Authors

If you are revising a book, don’t miss this series of author interviews.

Revision Week: Matthew J. Kirby |

Follow Agent Vickie Motter’s Excellent Blog

If you are interested in finding an agent, first realize that the field is highly competitive and it may take a while.

In 2012 I attended a number of writer’s conferences and focused on the presentations of agents. I haven’t queried any of them yet, because my current novel wasn’t quite ready, but I gathered information, and even read for one in a session at Pike’s Peak. Pitch sessions, one-on-one critiques and group readings are all good ways to meet agents at conferences. So are casual conversations at parties and even meals at those big round tables.

You don’t have to attend a conference to find out more about an agent that interests you, though. More and more of the ones who are interested in finding new talent are sharing tips and submission instructions through their blogs.

Here is a blog I came across this morning from a suggestion on my Twitter page.

Navigating the Slush Pile.


How to Get the Most Out of Your First Writer’s Conference: Advice from an Agent

If you are planning to attend a writer’s conference this winter, read this advice from agent Gemma Cooper.

Notes from the Slushpile: Writing conferences: Everyone has a first one! Agents included….

NaNoWriMo Tips |

Check out a collection of terrific free downloads to help you write your book, whether or not you are participating in NaNoWriMo, you will find some treasures here.

NaNoWriMo Tips |

NaNoWriMo Hints Every Day on the Blog

Make your Nanowrimo experience richer! Watch for great writing advice on this blog every day from November 1 -30! You can also download a file of free hints.

The Writer’s Dig |

The No. 1 Tip of Successful Writers |

Here’s the most important tip for all writers at every level. Can you guess what it is?

The No. 1 Tip of Successful Writers |