Writers' Roundup: February 5
February 5, 2010
I am so close to finishing* my manuscript that I’m giddy. Giddy! It helps that I love revising; turns out this is my favorite part of the process. Everything is right there on the page and all I have to do is make it better!
But. Enough of me being overly excited (especially since the hard part — getting this sucker published — hasn’t even begun). Links!
- At The Murdock Editing Blog, advice about including enough but not too much backstory in memoir. “Trust the reader to find his or her own connections,” the editor writes.
- Tips on writing the Competitive Analysis section of your book proposal, from literary agent Chip MacGregor. Thinking about the purpose of this section helps, he says.
- A guest post at Guide to Literary Agents on tips for Author Platform and the Debut of your Book. Broken down by fiction and non-fiction, and for memoir I’d say you could do it all.
Have a great weekend, y’all!
*When I say finished, I mean as good as I can make it, ready to be sent out to agents. We all know that if I land an agent and publisher, I’ll probably face many more revisions.
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I followed you here from a commetn you left on Rachelle Gardner’s blog. Since you write nonfiction, I thought you might be interested in joining our nonfiction community blog. To check it out, link to http://aspiringwritersofnonfiction.blogspot.com/.
Woo hoo! Can’t wait to hear you have completed your manuscript, Alexis. I have such good feelings about you and your work.
I think your writer’s round up might have helped me gain my first “new” reader! Thanks for pointing people in my direction. And for giving me the boost I needed to start the blog. It’s great fun to write. Now, how much do I owe you for the plug?
You deserve it, Suzanne! Loving your blog.