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How to Write a Query Letter: Again, and Again, and Again

May 22, 2014 by

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I’m writing query letters again. Because it’s been pointed out to me that in order to sell this book I probably have to tell people about the book. Which is fair. This ought to be easy. I’ve already written a query letter template. Surely I just write a little personalisation sentence to tweak it for […]

Reassurance and Validation: These Are the Things That Publishers Are Made of?

August 13, 2013 by

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I spent four days last week at the SCBWI Summer Conference in LA (writers, agents and publishers, oh my). It’s a conference I always enjoy. In large part because it’s one of the only places I can stare at the twelve hundred people surrounding me and mutter, My people. (I mean, obviously, I could do […]

Does This Mean Pre-Adolescents Are Melodramatic?

January 17, 2013 by

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There’s a… well, I’m going with thing rather than ‘problem’ that arises in my plan rewrite Path. As it stands the first book moves very slowly, which is a product of the fact that when I was writing it I didn’t know what I was doing. I didn’t know my story, I hadn’t had any […]

Head —> Wall, Repeat.

January 15, 2013 by

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So lately I’ve been suffering from this urge to rewrite Path. I mean, really, I’ve been thinking about it on and off since last August when I met Lovely Agent Jen and talked with her about the book. Partly this is because I always find talking things out with a new person to be a […]

So… How’d the Manuscript Consultation Go?

August 14, 2012 by

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Oh. Well. Hm. Good? So Jen (the agent in question) thinks my writing is hilarious and darling (glee!), and in the sections on the advice form that are like ‘what to do next’ she wrote ‘send Jen more’ and put smiley faces and her email address, which… AWESOME. But. We talked about the book. As […]

SCBWI Con is a Bass Player

August 2, 2012 by

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I’m going to the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators summer conference this weekend. I’m excited because it’s filled with people like me* and I love meeting and hanging out with other writers and listening to agents and editors talk, but I’m also terrified because, well, people. People are unpredictable and strange, which usually […]

Submission Neurosis, Let Me Count the Ways…

April 17, 2012 by

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Actually what bothers me most about the submission process and it’s accompanying string of rejections is not the fear that my work isn’t good enough (that’s a whole other anxiety train) but that my failure might be due to presenting the novel the wrong way. What if I’m just really terrible at writing query letters? […]

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