Sunday, January 6, 2013

Agent Q & A on Operation Awesome!

Don't miss Operation Awesome's fabulous, two-part question/answer session with a panel of smart and successful kid lit agents--including my own agent, the wonderful Kathleen Rushall, as well as Laura Bradford, Josh Getzler, Victoria Marini, Erin Harris, and Natalie Lakosil. All gave thoughtful, informative responses to a set of excellent questions submitted by readers. Part 1 covers the topic of revision, and Part 2 discusses querying. If you haven't yet visited Operation Awesome, or if you somehow missed this Q & A, hop on over! But beware: the blog's name is simply stating the truth. While you're there, you'll find a myriad of other awesome, must-read posts to check out.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Lessons From A Writer Who Knows What He's Doing

Another great PW article:  What I Learned From James Patterson. Mark Sullivan, who coauthored two books with Patterson, shares some of the insights he gleaned from working with this mega-successful, bestselling author of commercial fiction.