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more snow. and links.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Apparently all my complaints about it being seventy in November or whenever that was have been heard because we're now getting even *more* snow. We actually have so much now I can't see out of most of our front windows, although, as I type this, I can see that it's snowing so hard that the snow is coming down sideways. (Yikes!)

Just a few things about the Spread The Word About The Unwritten Rule contest (the contest info post has also been edited to reflect this stuff:

1. Please don't tweet about The Unwritten Rule constantly. I'm serious about this.

2. Links to pictures of things you've done are definitely welcome!

3. Don't forget to be creative--I'd love a countdown widget. I'd love to see someone organize a group bookstore visit to pre-order copies of the book. I love that you are mentioning the book on your blogs and all those other things, but there's plenty of real world stuff you can do too, so don't forget about that!

Moving on to the links:

Some good questions to ask when you get "the call" from an agent -- and I would add, if you at all can, meet the agent in person.

Here's one thing you never EVER want to do to an agent: just show up at their office. As Nathan Bransford explains in the linked post about this: "Now, let me be clear: I'm sure this person was just trying to show initiative, probably lives in the area or happened to be here on vacation and was thinking, "Hey, what the heck I'll stop by and maybe make a personal connection." I'm sure it was all completely well-intentioned. But this is not like other businesses - we don't take drop-in appointments...Save yourself a trip - just send me a query. If I love your work there will be more than enough time to meet in person."

Sarah Monette on writing the ending of a novel

Agent Jessica Faust on why there are no absolutes in publishing

The Intern sits in on another editorial meeting

Some tips on how to write when you have no time to write


Blogger barbrafl said...

We finally got snow as well :) Only about a foot, but it was enough to get us out of school!

February 10, 2010 1:48 PM  
Blogger Lisa R said...

I spread the word


Elizabeth Scott, the author of the Unwritten Rule is giving away an amazing 25 books(15 arcs and 10 YA HC novels). Deadline is March 2.
less than 5 seconds ago from web

alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

February 15, 2010 7:54 PM  

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