Network, Network, Network

Join writing communities or go to writer’s conferences in your area – network, network, network! A warm entry/referral to an agent is always better than a “cold” query. Work up an awesome one liner pitch of your novel and be prepared to sell it in a 30 second time-slot with a prospective agent or editor. Attend panels or seminars – learn what agents are looking for. Talk to other authors. Meet booksellers. Meet, mingle, and NETWORK.

I went to the Backspace Writers Conference in NYC, and it was fantastic.

I will also most likely be attending Writer’s Digest Conference in NYC, 9/18-9/20.

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