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  1. WELCOME:  AGENT IN THE MIDDLE

Agents play a vital role in the publishing realm. They screen, edit, and polish manuscripts, providing a powerful link between authors and publishing houses… MORE >>

     
  2. KICKING OFF NANOWRIMO

November marks NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, an intense period of novel writing madness and excitement. The goal encompasses a 50,000 word novel in 30 days… MORE >>

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  3. HOW TO GET A LITERARY AGENT

Once a book reaches completion, a writer’s work truly begins. Join Del Sandeen as she covers the scoop on literary agents and the process of finding the right one to make a writer’s dream come alive… MORE >>

     
  4. THE INSIDE SCOOP FROM LITERARY AGENT KRISTIN NELSON

Kristin Nelson worked for literary agent Jody Rein before establishing Nelson Literary Agency (NLA) in 2002. In such a short period of time, NLA has built a solid reputation… MORE >>

     
  5. SECRETS FOR YOUR SUCCESS: SIGNING WITH THE PERFECT AGENT

Annette Fix interviews literary agent Wendy Sherman on how your manuscript submission can be sifted from the slush and become publishing gold. Find out what it takes to get an agent’s attention, what’s hot and what’s not, and the one thing that can be a deal-breaker if you don’t have it… MORE >>

     
  6. HOW TO WRITE A KNOCKOUT NONFICTION BOOK PROPOSAL

In order to attract the interest of a large publisher, authors must know how to compose an enticing book proposal. Join Annette Fix as she takes us along the right path to write an irresistible one for nonfiction… MORE >>


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  7. 20 QUESTIONS:  WITH LITERARY AGENT JANET REID

Meet Janet Reid, an agent on the scene who knows how to read the fine print. Janet shares wit and wisdom with aspiring authors in this lively interview, as well as her three-step approach, and gives some excellent tips on how to approach her at a writer’s… MORE >>

     
  8. FREELANCER'S CORNER:  AUTHOR SUSAN KEARNEY’S LIST OF QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR AGENT

If you’re a first-time author, and you haven’t a clue where to begin your search for a literary agent, take a look at Susan Kearney’s list. It provides a starting point… MORE >>

     
  9. FUNDS 4 WRITERS:  THE LITERARY AGENT SHUFFLE

C. Hope Clark takes a departure from her monthly column and gets real with WOW! readers. Seeking an agent for her first book, Hope is in the midst of the shuffle—with her dancing shoes on and manuscript in hand—and guides you through the steps it takes… 
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  10. HOW 2:  WRITE A BAD QUERY LETTER:  WHAT NOT TO DO

We all hear advice on how to write a query letter, but what are some common mistakes that aspiring authors make when querying? In this how-to Jennifer Wright gives us insider information on what NOT to do. As a freelancer for a New York based literary agency she spends most of her day digging through the slush pile… MORE >>

     
  11. INSPIRATION:  SHAI COGGINS, WONDERWOMAN & VP OF B5MEDIA

Shai Coggins has a handle on balance. She’s a successful entrepreneur, writer, artist, a mum of two young children, and is Vice President of one of the fastest growing blogging communities b5media. If you’ve ever considered writing for b5 or want to learn more about ‘baking a community cake’ this interview with Shai will inspire you… MORE >>

     
  12. MARKETS:  LITERARY AGENTS SEEKING MEMOIRS

Are you looking for an agent to handle your memoir? If so, we offer some excellent choices, and they come from U.S. and Canadian markets… MORE >>

     
  13. MUST HAVES:  PRE-HOLIDAY PAMPERING

We know how busy you women writers are especially during the holidays, so as a lovely diversion we picked out a few “gifts” to add to your wish list… MORE >>

     
  14. REVIEW:  WRITER BEWARE

Meet author and Writer Beware’s scam huntress, Victoria Strauss. WOW! Intern, Sally Franklin Christie, sits down with Victoria in a revealing one-on-one interview regarding Writer Beware… MORE >>

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