Nathan Bransford: Literary Agent and Author

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Mar
19
2015

4 ways to avoid screenplayizing your novel

One of my favorite jokes on The Office is when Dwight Schrute boasts, "I know everything about film. I've seen over 240 of them."It's funny because it sounds reasonable at first, but then you rea...

Mar
18
2015

Which book have you read the most times?

We all have a book we return to again and again.Some people re-read A Christmas Carol every December, some have tattered, falling-apart copies of Harry Potter.I've read Moby-Dick, The Great Gatsb...

Mar
17
2015

7th Annual Blog Bracket Challenge!!

It's mid-March, and you know what that means. Our 7th blog bracket challenge!!Who is the greatest literary bracket prognosticator of them all?We'll see. I didn't watch a single game of basketball this...

Mar
16
2015

Should you self-publish or traditionally publish? 7 questions to ask yourself

To self-publish or traditionally publish. That is the question.Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of agents and publishers or to take arms against a sea of books on Amazon,...

Mar
11
2015

Would you take money or an award?

You are visited by a genie. He offers you two choices.One, your book will become a runaway commercial success and you will want for nothing. You will sell bazillions of copies, make bazillions of doll...

Mar
09
2015

The importance of change in a setting

The setting is often referred to as a novel's canvas, but that's not right at all.A canvas is blank. It's white. It's unchanging.If you think of your characters acting within a blank world, no matter ...