Nathan Bransford: Literary Agent and Author

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Jun
23
2017

This week in books 6/23/17

This week! Books!I skipped last week's roundup because we were a bit light on the ol' content, but now I have a whole slew of good links for your enjoyment.Who'd have thought that Instagram, a photo a...

Jun
21
2017

How do you cope with staring at screens so much?

Many of us look at screen all day as we work. We look at screens when we are reading the news. We look at screens when we're watching TV. We look at screens when...Okay you get the point.Looking at sc...

Jun
20
2017

Query Critique Tuesday: Read your query out loud before sending

If you would like to nominate your query for a future Query Critique, please enter it in this thread in the Forums!Also, if you'd like to test your editing chops, keep your eye on this ...

Jun
19
2017

Writing children's books from the inside out

So. You want to write children's books. Do you have to know any current, modern day children?Nope.You really don't need to know children to write children's books. In fact, I even think it can be a hi...

Jun
14
2017

Do you have beef with literary agents?

Having once been a literary agent myself, I'm still pretty instinctually defensive of the whole enterprise.It's not easy to be a filter, especially when every single one of the thousands of people who...

Jun
13
2017

Page Critique Tuesday: Is this really where the story begins?

If you would like to nominate your page for a future Page Critique, please enter it in this thread in the Forums!Also, if you'd like to test your editing chops, keep your eye on this ar...