List of literary agencies now features 50 more


The List of Literary Agencies Around the World now includes 350 agencies, a collation of sources including Twitter, QueryTracker, Publisher’s Marketplace, ManuscriptWishList, and the Writer’s Market books. It is a very helpful resource for anyone querying. Every agency listed includes a link directly to their website, to aid writers in identifying the agent or agents … Continue reading List of literary agencies now features 50 more

TwitterLit Advice Issue 3: What You Shouldn’t Put in Your Query


Victoria Loder, Agent with The Rights Factory recently started a new series of tweets called Things Not to Include in Your Query. It’s pretty informative and funny, so if you haven’t checked it out yet, please do. A new series called Things Not to Include in Your Query: Screenshots of your editor saying your book … Continue reading TwitterLit Advice Issue 3: What You Shouldn’t Put in Your Query

TwitterLit Advice Issue 1: Writing a Synopsis


If you’re a writer, #TwitterLit is the place to be! You can connect with authors, readers, agents, editors, and publishers, get all kinds of writing / editing / querying advice, participate in Twitter pitch parties, win books, critiques, and mentorships, and so much more. If you’re not on Twitter, get on it. If you can’t, … Continue reading TwitterLit Advice Issue 1: Writing a Synopsis

Words to Cut: OF


A strong manuscript uses strong, direct language, and vivid images, to convey its story or message. Leave your passive and weak words on the clipboard. It’s easy to ignore common words like THE, A, and ON when you’re editing because there’s so many of them that they start to blend into the background. Here’s one … Continue reading Words to Cut: OF

Setting Your Writing Goals – look back then forge ahead


Over the holidays, I hit a bit of an emotional slump. It happens almost every year due to my ongoing mental health struggles, and unfortunately affects my writing life too. As January 1st approached, I was feeling a great need to make 2018 better than 2017. At the time, it felt like nothing had gone … Continue reading Setting Your Writing Goals – look back then forge ahead