Nathan Bransford: Literary Agent and Author

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May
22
2015

The best way to thank a writer: write a review

Read a book you love and want to let the author know how much you enjoyed their work?Do it publicly. Write a review.It's hard out there for a writer. There is a vast ocean of books, and making yours s...

May
20
2015

How will you publish your work in progress? The results!

With the obvious caveats that this isn't scientific, different audiences, etc., here are the results! How are we planning to publish our work in progress? Let's find out.After very similar results in ...

May
18
2015

What's in a finished novel should represent a mere fraction of your ideas

You've probably heard the old writing adage "kill your darlings." What this means, essentially, is that you shouldn't be so attached to something in your novel, whether it's a passage of beautiful pro...

May
15
2015

The Jacob Wonderbar books are on sale for $2.99 each for a limited time!

My out-of-this world space adventure series now has an out-of-this world price!Ha. Ha ha. Someone please write my marketing copy.Anyway, I'm extremely pleased to announce that for a limited time you c...

May
13
2015

How do you plan to publish your work in progress?

Is self-publishing on the ascent? Do people still want the imprimatur of a publisher?Let's find out. This is the third annual poll. How do you plan to publish your work in progress? Are you a die-hard...

May
11
2015

How to flesh out a character

Great characters leap off the page and take up residence in our brains. Every quirk, every bit of dialogue, every small detail just reinforces their realness.But anyone who has written a novel knows t...