An excerpt: Special delivery

June 22, 2009

What’s that I hear? You want to read an excerpt from my book? Sigh. You know I can never tell you no. This scene takes place in Madagascar, during the third and final section of my book. I picked it partly because it doesn’t require much context; even though you haven’t read the book until […]

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Query tip

May 10, 2009

I love this query tip from Michael Larsen‘s How to Write a Book Proposal. For snail-mail queries, he suggests sending a self-addressed, stamped postcard that reads: Please send the proposal __ Sorry, we can’t help __ Plus the name of the agent, for the writer’s benefit. “No matter how busy they are, agents and editors […]

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