Guest Blog by Amy Spalding: A Writer’s Retreat

March 19th, 2010

Last Wednesday I said goodbye to my pets, hopped in a car with a couple other writers, and left my neighborhood for the desert setting of Palm Springs, where yet another writer would soon be joining us. I had never been on a writing retreat before–or a retreat of any kind, period–so I wasn’t sure […]

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Ask Daphne! About My Query XXXXVII

March 19th, 2010

This gorgeous Badgley Mischka pump came up multiple times when I searched for an image for this post, so clearly, it was meant to be. Anyway, I got a number of queries when I asked for them recently, so while I’m going to be out of the office all next week for the Bologna Book […]

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Ethnicity in Novels

March 17th, 2010

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all! I’m a proud half-Irish American, and so of course I’m wearing green today. (I debated green shoes for this post, but the ones above go better with the real reason behind my writing, as you’ll see below.) We often talk a lot about ethnicity in novels, and how […]

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Getting Ready to Go

March 16th, 2010

So, I leave Thursday evening to meet Maureen Johnson in England and then fly on together to Italy for the Bologna Book Fair. Am I ready? Well… I’m getting there. I’ve printed out my schedule of meetings, made extra copies of my rights list, brought a huge bundle of business cards to give out to […]

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My Turn

March 15th, 2010

I thought we’d try something a little different today. I’m always happy to feature your queries, and, in the past, I’ve also shown you some successful queries that worked, and helped convince me to offer representation. But an agent’s job isn’t just about reading, it’s also about writing — just like you. And I love […]

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