Tag Archives: agent

Get the Right Edit

Let me tell you a true story: An author wrote a book, a nice little tale she’d finally typed “the end” to. “At last!” she exclaims with tears of joy streaming down her face. “It is finished!” After so long … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Platform?

Maybe I should start with asking, “Do you know what a platform is?” I’m not talking about the construction/architectural definition or the political definition, but the one used for us writers. Recently I proof-read a query for a friend and realized … Continue reading

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Southern Grits

Hard to believe I’m having a discussion about grits on two loops, one in Facebook Groups and another on LinkedIn. I bet you can figure how these discussions are going, too. Equal parts of “I hate/love grits” and grits recipes. … Continue reading

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Query Time

It’s time to send The Cat Lady’s Secret out into the world in search of an agent. Please, just cut off my arm. That’ll be far less painful. When I sent Give the Lady a Ride out on the publication trail, I knew–at … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Survival Guide to Getting Published, by Terry Burns

I am so excited to announce Port Yonder Press‘s newest release, A Writer’s Survival Guide to Getting Published, written by author/agent Terry Burns. Between the covers of this short book, Terry tells all–from surviving the fifteen-minute interview at a writers … Continue reading

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