Avatar Movie Hits December 18th 2009

The previews for Avatar look wicked. You can check it out on the official movie site or in HD at Apple Trailers. Is James Cameron going to bring his usual epic movie magic to the big screen? I hope so! Then again, I’m a movie-goer who enjoyed G.I. Joe The Rise of Cobra (which didn’t […]

Jackie Kessler rocks!

This post is dedicated to the tireless Jackie Kessler who listens to me rant and rave, and allows me to pick her brains like a head-biting, brain-sucking zombie. No kidding. I can’t think of one time that Jackie has not helped me get some perspective or navigate this whole “find a literary agent” process. Not […]

True Blood, second to last episode

Ok, so total filler episode. ERW as the “queen” is so weak. Not believable at all as a vampire queen – definitely need someone like Aaliyah in “Queen of the Damned.” Now that was a vampire queen! Sookie better open a large can of whop-ass in the finale in two weeks. And more Jason man-candy […]

Write a Killer Query Letter, Part 3

In your last couple paragraphs, you want to include where you see the market for your book, and what would be competing titles. Also include any media contacts you may help that could help in the marketing platform for your book. Lastly, include your education, previous publishing history/credentials (if any), and background, as well as […]

Write a Killer Query Letter, Part 2

You must include the agent’s name – not “dear agency”, not “to whom it may concern” and definitely not “dear agent.” Also agents despise multiple submissions, especially ones that include (stupidly in my opinion) multiple agencies. Make your e-query tailored to one specific agent, as you would a snail mail letter. Start out with a […]

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