BUSINESS OF PUBLISHING: Agent Rachelle Gardner continues to explain the stages a book takes from proposal to being published in a series of articles.
The Writing and Editing Stage:
Title, Cover, and Marketing Plans:
AGENTS: The Etiquette of Querying Note: Some of this agent’s “rules” run counter to the way other agencies want you to query. ALWAYS read guidelines for each agency!
WORD COUNT IN NOVELS: Agent Jessica Faust discusses the suggested word count in various types of novels.
QUERIES: What makes an agent stop reading a query and why.
PROLOGUES: An editor discusses the pluses and minuses of using a prologue.
WORLDBUILDING: Why Magic Should Have a Cost in Fantasy.
AGENTS WHO HANDLE SCIENCE FICTION: Author Josh Vogt lists ten major agents who handle sf.
MYTH IN SCIENCE FICTION:
CRAFT: How to Identify Dragging Narrative
TRUE CRIME OR FICTIONALIZED TRUE CRIME: The advantages and disadvantages of each. Sorry, there’s no direct link. This is the blog for July 27, 2009.
CRAFT: The danger of overused adjectives.