DAY 23 This month of daily writing advice will include tidbits, tips, and sometimes tricks. This isn't a replacement for editing or book coaching, it's meant as a jumping off point for exploration and thought! I hope it helps! ~Amy Amy xo FINDING COMPS Many agents want you to include "comparable" novels in your query. Even agents use comps when they're pitching your books to publishers. This … [Read more...] about Day 23 – 30 Days of Writing Advice – Finding Comps for Your Novel
For the 5th year in row, WFW has been named a Best Website for Writers! You know what that means, right? YOU HAVE GREAT TASTE IN WRITING SITES! Monday starts 30 Days of Writing Advice here on WFW! GOOD TIMING! Amy xo … [Read more...] about You’re reading a Best Website for Writers!
Not. Good. News. My second largest editing and teaching client has filed for bankruptcy. What does that mean for me? I wasn't paid for two months of work and have stepped away from future obligations for this company. Wouldn't you? I mean, I love what I do but a girl needs the lights on, wifi, lipstick. Oh, right, and dog food. The bright side? Discounts for you on my private editing … [Read more...] about Not. Good. News. (with a bright side)
This is not Pamela Toler's first rodeo. And by rodeo, I mean, book. She has written books for kids and adults about popular history for years. But this book is different. While for the other books she was under contract with her publishers for a particular book, with WOMEN WARRIORS, Pamela's agent took HER IDEA on submission. Both ways designate her as a published author. She's not a ghost writer. … [Read more...] about A Big Book and a Two Small Wishes