“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.” ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
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New Agent (Sarah Nagal, Writers House) is building a client list and is actively accepting submissions.
Sarah Nagel joined Writers House in 2011 to work with Senior Vice President, Merrilee Heifetz and is now actively building her own client list. She is interested in psychological thrillers (those that mess with your head rather than high speed cross-country chases), horror, mystery, suspense and literary fiction. Sarah is especially interested in strong character-driven fiction and stories that explore the dynamics of a dysfunctional family unit / relationships.
She also represents realistic Young Adult and Middle Grade with a hint of magical realism. On the nonfiction side, Sarah is interested in medical ethics, true crime, humor books and memoir with a distinctive narrative voice with a universal resonance. Sarah is not looking for straight sci-fi, high fantasy, romance or picture books.
Prior to joining Writers House, Sarah was a media lawyer in London and graduated with two separate degrees in English Language and Literature, and Law. You can follow…
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Coffee -- the most important meal of the day. --unnamed
Coffee, the favorite drink of the civilized world. --Thomas Jefferson
To build a brand you need to start with a visual identifier -- something that if not now, someday will be readily associated with you or your business. If you haven't already, start now -- choose an image, a graphic, an icon, and start building your brand. If you're already using WordPress, this article by …
Thank you so much Susan!
What is your latest release and what genre is it?Society for Supper
(Fiction – Action/Adventure, Thriller)
Quick description: Wide spread drought has gripped the planet and devastated food supplies around the world. Riots have started breaking out as chaos is tearing away at the fabric of society. Ben Donnelly, a former special weapons and tactics officer with the Boston police force, is in the fight of his life, trying to protect his family from the storm of inhumanity.
Society for Supper follows the Donnellys in their struggle to survive in the aftermath of the global food shortage and ultimately the collapse of society. The life they know is ripped away. They learn all too quickly, how we are all part of a precariously balanced community and when the balance is lost – society is devoured by the chaos of desperation.
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I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake --Lewis Black
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Excellent post Michael, thank you for sharing. I’m going to try and spread it a little further.
All the best!
This is a response to my earlier post called Why Your Query Letter is Making Agents and Editors Cringe. I’m so meta, right?
Writing a query letter is an art, they say. What they really mean is that it’s really gosh-darn hard. It seems that everyone and their sister thinks they can write a query letter, but out in the real world, it fails. Miserably.
That’s what happened to me. I thought writing a query letter was easy. I composed one in a couple hours and unleashed it onto the world. Little did I know, it was crap and yielded no return. It wasn’t until I joined the Absolute Write and participated in their forum that I was able to learn how to write a query letter properly.
Now, I shall bestow my knowledge upon you.
Step One: Write a Manuscript
A given, right? Wrong. I am a big advocate that writers complete…
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