Nathan Bransford: Literary Agent and Author

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Feb
01
2016

How to find and work with a freelance editor

Nathan here! My good friend Christine Pride is a talented freelance editor who has worked for Random House and Hyperion and edited eight NY Times bestselling books. Oh, and I also hired her to edit my...

Jan
11
2016

How not to write a novel

Nathan here. I first met my friend Julia Forster a decade ago when we were assistants to two US and UK agents who worked closely together. She's now an accomplished author, and her novel What a Way to...

Jan
06
2016

Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe resembles... the 2016 American Presidential Election

When I wrote Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe in 2009-2010, I definitely tried to weave in some political satire that would resonate with kids who have to listen when their parents watch ...

Jan
05
2016

What are your favorite still-active blogs?

I've mentioned previously that the blogosphere is feeling a little quieter lately, but maybe I'm just not looking in the right places.What are some of your favorite still-active writing and publishing...

Jan
04
2016

Do you have a writing New Year's resolution?

It is 2016! Still no flying cars or hoverboards (no, it's not), but um, at least Crystal Pepsi is coming back? Bueller?Anyway, as we move ever more squarely into the twenty-first century, it is that t...

Dec
22
2015

7th Annual Heifer International Fundraiser!

It's that time of year! This is the seventh year in a row for this Heifer fundraiser, and it's one of my favorite holiday traditions.Here's how this works. All you have to do is:1) Leave a comment on ...