A Halloween Treat!

October 31st, 2008

It’s another one of my favorite holidays around here, and real quick, before I run over to Trixie’s school for her Halloween party — I come bearing butterfly wings and homemade cupcakes! — I wanted to share my latest excitement:

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Ask Daphne! About my Query IV

October 30th, 2008

Brown patent leather shoes for the patient Margay, who sent in her query for our review, as follows…

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Why You Need An Agent

October 29th, 2008
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John Scalzi has another great post up on his blog today, called Why You Need An Agent, Foreign Edition. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

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Need motivation?

October 29th, 2008

Need something to give you a kick in the pants to actually sit down and WRITE that novel you have percolating around in your head? Well, you’re in luck! Saturday begins NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. Sure, some’ll say NaNoWriMo does nothing other than set an arbitrary target and deadline, but for some writers, that’s what they NEED!

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Don’t Ruin It for the Others!

October 28th, 2008

Guys, I don’t want to do this. I WANT to respond to every query I receive. But if authors keep ignoring my advice to track their submissions, and keep resending queries I’ve already responded to, well, at some point I’m going to realize what a waste of my time and yours it is to keep responding to those repeats.

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