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- I know that many
of you are aspiring authors, and I was, of course, once in your
shoes. I was fortunate to have had a prior career as an editor at a
Manhattan publishing house, and even more fortun...
Could you take a look at my manuscript and give me some pointers on
improving it and maybe show it to your agent?
First of all, congratulations! That is a terrific achievement. I,
of all people, know how much hard work went into the process. I
wish I could take a look at it but unfortunately, I have a very
Want to submit a question?
I frequently hear from readers who also happen to be aspiring
writers. Often, they ask me for advice on launching a career as an
author, and I’m always glad to share my own experiences, both as a
Do you think newly published authors should enlist the aid of a
publicist to help them succeed?
I've had a personal publicist for several years now, and was at the
stage in my career where hiring a full-time publicist had become a
much-appreciated necessity. But I can’t imagine that a newcome...
What should authors look for in an agent?
My own agent, Laura Blake Peterson at Curtis Brown, Ltd, has not
only been an ear and a shoulder, tirelessly championing me and
defending my best interests during contract negotiations and sticky
How can I keep my stories creative and fresh?
Think of it this way: just about any one of us could tell a story
about a trip we took to the store this past week. Going to the
store is a universal experience. There will be universal elements,
Great New Website for Aspiring Teen Authors!
Harper, has launched INKPOP, a website where aspiring teenaged
writers and artists can submit their work--and possibly be
discovered by the editors at Harper. Check it out here: http://inkpop.com/
Beware: PREDITORS AND EDITORS!
Have you gotten a
too-good-to-be-true offer for representation or publication?
Proceed with caution! It's no secret that scammers target aspiring
authors. There is a wealth of information located at the page
below--no aspiring author should bypass it! You can cross-check the
names of agents and editors for legitimacy. http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/pubwarn.htm