Ask Daphne! How do I do what YOU do?

August 28th, 2009

Wear brilliant shoes (like these) with aplomb? No, be an agent. As Rachel asks: Over the past couple of years I have become interested in the world of publishing and more recently, the idea of becoming a literary agent. I only have one problem: I don’t know where to start in researching this type of […]

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How to be a literary agent

May 27th, 2009

Man, I’m really prolonging this, aren’t I? Before we get to today’s About My Query post, a question from a reader. Danae writes: I’ve always had a love for reading, and literature is my passion. I always thought I wanted to be an author, but then last year I listened to Maureen Johnson’s podcast and […]

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A dissenting opinion (and some news!)

January 13th, 2009

kt literary client Matthew Cody, mentioned yesterday in my post about Catherine Cheek’s thoughts on managing work, had his own thoughts on balancing a writing life with “the very likely day-job.” Matt took offense (but in a very friendly sort of way) with Catherine’s statement.

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Managing Work and Writing

January 12th, 2009

kt literary client Catherine Cheek had a fascinating post up on her blog this weekend about balancing work and writing, and I thought it was well worth sharing. She offers some great advice.

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What a Day!

December 3rd, 2008

Wow — what a crazy day in publishing. Others have already summed up better than I, but in brief, the day after Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s publisher abruptly quit (and the week after their strange announcement of an acquisitions freeze), GalleyCat reports “a lot” of other firings in house. But that’s not all.

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