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105-3-2A: (Legacy): How To Deal With the Devil

Posted by Nora Quick on Sunday, May 17, 2015, In : Writing 105 - Legacy 

Congratulations! If you made it to this lesson, an agent has requested your full manuscript and sent you an proposed contract. If you haven’t reached the proposed contract (but have had full manuscript requests) give the agent up to three months to send a proposed contract or keep shopping it around.

Now, you have a legal document in your hands. Like all legal document, it’s written in a special kind of bullshit coined “legalese.” It is designed to confuse, obfuscate, and since it was ...

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105-3-1A: (Legacy): Real Stalkers Don't Use Facebook

Posted by Nora Quick on Sunday, March 15, 2015, In : Writing 105 - Legacy 


Last time we covered getting negative feedback from agents. This week we’re covering the more common problem: getting no response. This will happen to the majority of your submissions. I admit, maybe things have changed, I’m not sure yet via first-hand knowledge. The last time I did this process the Internet was just gaining traction, and Wikipedia, FaceBook, and Google didn’t even exist yet, so it was all snail mail. And even though I included return postage, most of my queries got zip...


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105-2-2A: (Legacy): Why Pictionary Is Not Just Cause In A Murder Trial

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, In : Writing 105 - Legacy 


All right, you’ve sent off your manuscript to agents, waited for a response and kept working, now what do you do when you get negative feedback, or a rejection without a reason?

 

Of course the first thing is keep your chin up. Repeat after me: fuck the fucking fuckers. Keep repeating until you feel marginally better. It’s best not to bottle your anger up, and DO NOT EVER SEND A REPLY EMAIL TO A REJECTION WHEN ANGRY. Got that? Just blow off steam now, chanting “Fuck the fucking fuck...


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105-2-1A: (Legacy): When Dancing With Veils, Never Remove The Last One

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, February 27, 2015, In : Writing 105 - Legacy 

Welcome back my friends. You have sent your manuscript and supporting materials off to the agents you selected as most likely targets. Now, the burning question you want to know is: how long do I have to wait for a response?

Bear with me here, because there is good and bad. I believe in eating your vegetables before dessert, so first the bad: most agents these days only respond if they want your full manuscript, most will not even send a rejection letter. You. May. NEVER. Know. 

The second bit ...

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105-1-2A: (Legacy): Always Play The Raffle, Not The Lottery

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, February 13, 2015, In : Writing 105 - Legacy 

Finding an agent can seem a daunting prospect, but here is a quick little secret: finding agents is not hard at all. Selecting the right one is the trick. In the past this was much harder. To master this process, you have to understand it, so let’s go over it now.

An agent is the person who represents your business interests in terms of the books you write. They will market it to publishers, help you polish it if it needs, negotiate the contract for you, and help smooth any difficulties you ...

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105-1-1A: (Legacy): Why Real Hookers Wear Comfortable Shoes

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, February 6, 2015, In : Writing 105 - Legacy 

This lesson is for those of you who are going on the traditional path. You will need to contact either an agent who will then help you secure a publisher, or you will go directly to a small boutique publisher directly.

Which is right for you? Knowing which will determine your query letter. In short, to a boutique publisher you must sell your product more than yourself, to an agent you must sell yourself more than your product.

Let’s look at some key differences in boutique publisher vs agent/...

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Back In 2 'n' 2

Posted by Nora Quick on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, In : A Writer's Life 
Welcome back! I finally have any issues worked out with the new layout for editing the site/the blog so regular updates return!

It's been the usual roller coaster ride. I try to be as honest about my life as possible because I know many readers are also writers, and we're all at different points and are always curious about what others experience and what to expect. That being said, some quick updates on life:

I've gotten my depression under control, it seems. I'm sure many of you know I have a...

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