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Advice For Writers From Literary Agents

Writing on PaperBy 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 discuss?”Read the post

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How to Start Your Novel

By Chuck Sambuchino

medium_2429133381One 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 can no longer compare our writing to classic works or even books written 30 years ago that started slow and found marketplace success.… Read the post

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

By Chuck Sambuchino

medium_2490315446Ah, 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 media, networking and visibility.… Read the post

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11 Frequently Asked Questions About Book Royalties, Advances and Money

By Chuck Sambuchino

medium_2699296069If 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 want to address the most common questions regarding how advances and royalties work.… Read the post

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Literary Terms Defined: The Uncommon and Common

by Chuck Sambuchino

ThinkWorking 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 articles, conversations and contracts, here are some literary terms defined for your enjoyment.… Read the post

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