May 26, 2012

Working with a Freelance Editor

Everyone tells you that publishing is under siege and in a time of transition; but what does that mean to authors? It means you pay for your own professional editor if you want your manuscript to get serious consideration from a publisher.
May 11, 2012

Send in the McGuffins

Some thoughts on what agents want from a compelling start, and upping the ante with a well-placed MacGuffin
May 9, 2012

Meet My Agent!

Meet my literary agent: Jill Marr of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. Note to self: avoid control freak Type A behaviour.
April 28, 2012

Before Agents Sign On

Of course you're thrilled the agent likes your book. But the agent needs to know if she can work with you. And vice versa.
April 22, 2012

Before Submitting, Get a Professional Reader

Get a professional reader to review your manuscript before you submit to an agent. People who love you don't count.