Colonel Shifty’s Handy Dandy Dictionary of Publishing Terms for the Lucky People Who Care for Writers

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Hi, Colonel Shifty here. It recently came to my attention that while writers have a lot of support on the webternetz, the lucky souls who love and support writers are often left in the dark. What exactly does it mean to have an agent? What does the query process look like? Isn’t it easy to … Continue reading

How I Got My Agent, Part Dos

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The first part of the story is here. Writer friend PB Rippey assured me last Friday’s post was not too detailed on the finding-an-agent topic. So I shall soldier on. The next day Brandi and I spoke on the phone, and she was just as enthusiastic as she’d been in her email. She shared her … Continue reading

How I Got My Agent, Part 1

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Okay, so details (by popular demand. Okay, two friends asked me to do this. And they’re very popular). Everything you ever wanted to know about my finding-an-agent story, and probably a few things you care nothing about. (I’m stretching it out because I love reading long “How I Got My Agent” posts. I could just … Continue reading

Happy Times!

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How many nights did I lie awake, imagining an agent emailing or calling to tell me she loved my book and wants to sell it for me? Countless nights, that is the answer. Depending on how tired I was, I could adjust the daydream’s level of detail. If I wasn’t tired at all, I might … Continue reading

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