Friday, May 6, 2011

This Week in the Writing World...May 6


by Brooke Favero

Dystel & Goderich Literary did an interesting post on what books the agents wished they represented. It's an interesting list. Then they asked if you could claim a published book as your own, what book would it be? I wish I could claim Harry Potter (it's a no brainer). The Weasley Twins and I are bosom friends. I also wish I could put my name on Loser by Jerry Spinelli.

How about you, what book do you wish you could claim as your own?

Understanding Industry and Market
In the Spring an Agent's Fancy Turns To... @ Pub Rants.
If an Agent or Publisher Came Calling @ Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.
Some Validation for My Thoughts on E-Readers @ Babbles from Scott Eagan.
The Value of Creating Your Own Book Tour @ Guide to Literary Agents.

Querying
An Old Familiar Theme @ Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.
When Agents Have Bad News @ Rachelle Gardner.

Crafting
Check Your Adjectives at the Door @ The Blood-Red Pencil.
Free FtQ Chapter: False Starts @ Flogging the Quill.

NCW
Paraprosdokian? What is that? @ Exploring the use, misuse, and humor of words.
Publishing Blues @ Fiction Lessons from My Reading.
Wednesday Scramble @ Patricia Stoltey.
A-Z Recap @ Hearth Cricket.

New Agent

3 comments:

Heidi Windmiller said...

Love the new NCW section!

Kay Theodoratus said...

Hey, thanks for mentioning "Lessons"

Also, thanks for listing some great posts I missed.

Dean K Miller said...

Sticking with "Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah" by Richard Bach, though Norman McClean's "A River Runs Through It" is a close second.

Wondering why my word verification is "upsin"? What do you people know?

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