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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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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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11 Frequently Asked Questions About Book Royalties, Advances and Money

By Chuck Sambuchino If you’re going to wheel and deal with literary agents and editors, you’ll end up spending more time than you’d like discussing rights, contracts, advances, royalties and a whole lot of other important stuff. That said, I … Continue reading

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Literary Terms Defined: The Uncommon and Common

by Chuck Sambuchino Working for Writer’s Digest Books, I come across a lot of literary terms — both the common and uncommon. Because it’s healthy for writers of all levels to be familiar with terms they may come across in … Continue reading

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