Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Agents Seeking Writers

Hi, readers!

Following are some agents seeking writers of women's fiction. I got their names and contact from an email I received this morning.

10 Agents Who Have Confirmed to Me That They're Seeking Women's Fiction Submissions NOW 

To celebrate the release of my 3 new books, I'm doing some guest blogging on other writing sites. One of those sites is Amy Sue Nathan's Women's Fiction Writers site. And the post I compiled is called "10 Literary Agents Seeking Women's Fiction NOW." Check out an excerpt from the list below, or the whole list of 10 over on the WFW site. Note that all listed agents confirmed to me personally that they were happy to be on the list. (And keep in mind this is solely for women's [sometimes called upmarket] fiction, not romance or erotica. If you're writing romance or erotica, check out the Corvisiero Literary camp on Oct. 12.)  

1. Scott Eagan of Greyhaus Literary 
How to contact: E-query with "Query" in the subject line. Keep the word count between 75,000 and 110,000. "Please focus on one issue and not a ton of personal problems the protagonist has. Stories can have happy or sad endings. Please no adultery."

2. MacKenzie Fraser-Bub of Trident Media Group
How to contact: Send a query letter, pasted in the body of the email, to Please do not send a manuscript or proposal until you have been requested to do so.

3. Kimberly Brower of Rebecca Friedman Literary 
How to contact: E-query Submit a brief query letter and your first chapter (pasted into the email, not to exceed fifteen double-spaced pages). No attachments.

See the entire list here on the WFW site.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Important Writing Advice

Hello readers.

It's been a while. I've been busy at working on my own material and helping other. Today I have an important piece of writing advice. It is quite simple:

When writing a script or novel, write the script or novel in full first. Then go back to read and revise it. Never write the first chapter or act 1 then keep redoing it until you get them right then go on to write the rest of the script or novel. Doing this takes time away from focusing on completing the story and can confuse you. Worst of all, you'll never get the material done. I tell this to writers all the time.

Also don't worry over grammar and spelling. When doing the first draft just focus on getting the idea down. Then make adjustments and correction and changes in future drafts. That script or novel will never come out perfect in the first draft.

That is all I have to say for today .