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How to be an Agent’s ‘Dream Client’

By Chuck Sambuchino How does a literary agent define their “ideal client”? The question is extremely important because it’s one that factors into an agent’s mindset before and after they sign you. If an agent has read your complete novel … Continue reading

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Agent Wisdom, Volume II: More Advice For Writers From Literary Agents

By Chuck Sambuchino Literary agents are full of great advice for writers. That’s why, whenever I am concluding an interview with an agent, I always end the encounter by asking “Is there any other piece of advice you’d like to … Continue reading

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Advice For Writers From Literary Agents

By Chuck Sambuchino Literary agents are full of great advice for writers. That’s why, whenever I am concluding an interview with an agent, I always end the encounter by asking “Is there any other piece of advice you’d like to … Continue reading

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How to Start Your Novel

By Chuck Sambuchino One of the most common reasons why agents and editors stop reading sample pages is simply that the story starts too slow. Gone are the days when a book could “get good on page 12.” We also … Continue reading

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How to Support an Author’s New Book: 11 Ideas For You

By Chuck Sambuchino My Writer’s Digest coworker, Brian A. Klems, recently geared up for the release of his first book — a humorous guide for fathers called OH BOY, YOU’RE HAVING A GIRL: A DAD’S SURVIVAL GUIDE TO RAISING DAUGHTERS … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Your “Current Platform” and “Future Platform”

By Chuck Sambuchino Ah, platform. It’s that dirty word writers hate. It appeared several years ago like a bad dream — a word publishing bigwigs used to describe a writer’s ability to sell their own work through a writer’s social … Continue reading

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Should You Pitch (and Sign With) a New Literary Agent? The Pros and Cons

by Chuck Samuchino One of the most common recurring work blog items I get complimented on is my “New Literary Agent Alerts,” a series where I spotlight new/newer literary agents who are open to queries and looking for clients. At … Continue reading

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