I had a little more fun with this one, on a subject I could probably talk about for hours. Take a listen here to find out what I’m looking to see in query letters from authors.
A Facebook friend asked me the other day why we agents don’t just take on a project based on other people’s reviews, and I realized that it is part of the process that most writers really don’t understand. Continue reading
I read an article by Alan Jacobs, published in The Atlantic, called A Defense of Stephen King, Master of the Decisive Moment and it resonated me deeply. It also brings to mind a conversation I had with a friend and colleague of mine.
Searching out magazines to submit her (beautifully written) short stories, she came across the rule on most of them: No genre allowed. Not having been exposed to the biased literary world, she asked me – “What is genre, exactly?” Continue reading