Most writing and publishing experts will say the same things over and over, such as "you need to treat your writing like a business." But how to do that? Agent Chip MacGregor offers some ideas.
As a follow-up, MacGregor also explains how he got started in the writing business and gives three writing tricks that he learned while making his living writing books.Meanwhile, literary agent Rachelle Gardner says that writers need to compare themselves to Olympic athletes.
Jane Friedman of Writers Digest summarized a conference speech by Dennis Hensley about the 12 things that matter to agents and editors when being pitched by writers.
Rachelle Gardner also has a compilation of the questions she's received lately about what to ask a literary agent when she comes calling offering representation.
Debut novelist Matt Stewart talks about "first novel karma," or, the lessons he learned about all the things he was doing wrong.The anonymous publishing intern blogger has a new book of her own and has five thoughts on book promotion.
Pimp My Novel has a re-run post that's worth repeating about the 12 "easy" steps you can take to sell your book.
Another tidbit from Rachelle Gardner, always a fount of information for new writers, gives some reasons why it's good for pubbed authors to go to conferences.