Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Links of Interest

AGENTS: Agent Rachelle Gardner on the questions you should ask the agent before seeking representation.

BUSINESS OF PUBLISHING: Editor Moonrat explains royalties, advances, and other important money terms an author needs to know.

EDITOR: Harlequin TEEN Senior Editor Natashya Wilson is interviewed.

POINT OF VIEW, CRAFT: Alan Rinzler does an excellent job of explaining the different types of point of view as well as some of the problems authors face with various viewpoints.

WRITING A SERIES: Carrie Vaughn talks about how to create the structure for a long running series.


I'm teaching two writing workshops in July.

“Keeping the Reader Reading the First Chapter”

Drawing a reader into the first chapter of your novel is more than an exciting beginning, more than a “cute meet,” more than a sexy hero and a feisty heroine. Step by step, I'll show you the craft needed to draw the reader into your novel and make her eager to keep reading.

To learn more and register, go here:

“Magic, Monsters and Amour: Creating a Believable Paranormal World”

Are vampires, fairies, and space aliens real? If you create the right background for your novel, they will be to your reader.

Marilynn Byerly, lauded by reviewers for "building a world that combines both integrity and depth in an entertaining way," shows you how to develop a fantasy, science fiction, or paranormal world from to invent creatures to populate it...and how to make your novel utterly believable. She'll teach you the ins and outs of research, fresh ways to use creatures like vampires, and the means to avoid various traps many authors have fallen into.

To learn more and register, go here:

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