Five Questions To Answer When Crafting Characters

Developed characters are a foundational element of a polished manuscript. So, how do you know if your characters are as developed on the page as they are in your head? Here are five of the things that I look for in developed characters. Read more.

How To Write A First Chapter A Literary Agent Wants To Read

Once your well-written query has piqued the interest of a literary agent, he or she will read your first chapter with interest. But wait, you only have a short window of opportunity to keep that interest. You have to make sure that first chapter sings! Do you know how to write the best possible first…

A Literary Agent Wants You To Revise And Resubmit… Now What?

Congratulations, you wrote a novel, found the best literary agent to represent your work and you’ve sent the query.  You finally receive a response… and it’s neither an offer to represent or a decline, it’s a… request for a revise and resubmit. Now what? Maybe you’re elated! Or maybe you’re just confused. Do you accept the…

Holloway Literary Agents Share Query Writing Tips

Ever wonder what literary agents are really looking for in a query? Holloway Literary agents Nikki Terpilowski and Rachel Burkot discuss what turns them on… and off in a query submission. Read more.

Five Questions To Ask Yourself When Writing A Query Letter

A query letter is your manuscripts introduction to a literary agent. Is it important? Uh… yeah! Are you prepared? Have you done your due diligence? Is your query the absolute best it can be? There are at least five questions you should ask yourself before you press that submit button.  Discover what they are now. Read…

How To Write A Query

So, you’ve written your novel, had it beta-read and now it’s polished and ready for submission to literary agents. Up next? The query letter. It’s just a simple one-page document… and yet it is everything in terms of whether or not an agent reads your first chapter. The saying goes, you only get once change…

New Orleans Novel Workshop 2017

Let’s write and have some fun in NOLA, shall we? Spend four nights and five days in luxury accommodations in New Orleans workshopping your full-length novel one-on-one with a publishing industry professional for only $749. About Bookish Retreat’s Novel Workshops The Novel Workshop Series includes workshops for writers of any genre and includes one-on-one attention for you and your manuscript by…