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Friday, August 19, 2011

Publishing Pulse: 8/19/2011

Happy Friday! First off, congratulations to the following for securing an agent:

Bethany Crandell
Noah Beit-Aharon

Editor Alan Rinzler has some great advice on how to thicken your plot to keep your readers awake and interested in your story. He also has an excellent article on breaking the rules of the narrative arc.

Agent Jennifer Laughran reveals a chart for the slush pile triage.

And if you haven't heard, this week has been a week of awesome with WriteOnCon. If you missed it, no worries. All of the many excellent posts are still available. From yesterday alone,  Agent Jim McCarthy talks about writing a great query. Author Amy Dominy details 10 traits of an author. Author Carrie Ryan talks about revising. And agent Sara Megibow chats about traditional vs. self-publishing. Those are just a few highlights from Thursday. (WriteOnCon went from Tuesday to Thursday.)

Danyelle writes MG and YA fantasy. In her spare time, she collects dragons, talking frogs, and fairy godmothers. She can be found discussing the art of turning one's characters into various animals, painting with words, and the best ways to avoid getting eaten by dragons on her blog. Her serial novel THE FAIRY GODMOTHER DILEMMA can be found here.


Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

I'll be looking to get published at some point so I'm definitely following this.

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