Monthly Archives: August 2015

Query letters to literary agents: Don’t be weird

By Roz DeKett Literary agent Janet Reid runs the Query Shark web site. There are some of my notes from her talk at the 2015 Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City. I’ve posted about the right way to query literary … Continue reading

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Who cares about your characters?

By Roz DeKett At the Writer’s Digest 2015 Annual Conference in New York City, Talcott Notch Literary Services President and Executive Editor Gina Panettieri spoke about developing compelling characters. Here are my notes from her talk. You’ve heard it before, … Continue reading

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The right way to query a literary agent about your book

By Roz DeKett Janet Reid, the literary agent who runs QueryShark, gave a thorough and helpful overview on how to query (and how not to query) at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York City, July 31-August 2, 2015. … Continue reading

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What literary agents want … and don’t want

By Roz DeKett Pitch slams Let the passion you have for the book shine through. Tell them what it’s about, what the main character goes through, what happens at the end. They need to know this to get interested in … Continue reading

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