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Creating space

I’m now seven books into my career, with four more contracted through 2020, so this might seem strange for me to say, especially to those of you still trying to break into publishing or just getting started, but I often fantasize about the freedom of writing without contracts or deadlines. Some authors can write and write and write indefinitely without feeling like they need more space for the book they’re working on. And some authors […]

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VOICE: A #DVPIT BLOG HOP ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: PART TWO (OF TWO!)

Hi everyone! Patrice, here, again!! We’re back for Part 2! In case you missed our first part, this is a Voice Roundtable Discussion with: Agents: Saba Sulaiman at Talcott Notch Literary Services and Jennifer Azantian at Azantian Literary Editor: Tiffany Liao at Henry Holt/Macmillan Children’s …as part of #DVpit’s Blog Hop!! During this part we’ll be breaking down some of the craft aspects of voice. Let’s get started with question #2 (& question #3 is further below). Question Two: You’ve defined voice, you’ve gushed about […]

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Voice: A #DVpit Blog Hop Roundtable Discussion: Part One (of Two!)

Introduction by Patrice Caldwell: Hello! I am so incredibly excited to be hosting the kickoff to the #DVpit blog hop here on Pub(lishing) Crawl!! Thank you, Beth for trusting me to begin, thank you readers and visitors, and many many thanks to our panelists! This is a VOICE roundtable featuring: Agents: Saba Sulaiman at Talcott Notch Literary Services and Jennifer Azantian at Azantian Literary Editor: Tiffany Liao at Henry Holt/Macmillan Children’s Learn more about them at the bottom of this post! I LOVE voice. […]

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How Long Will You Wait for the Next Book?

As fans of Game of Thrones are aware, it’s been about six years since the release of book 5 was released, and author George R R Martin has missed several deadlines for the next one, largely due to writer’s block. (I’m sure we can all relate!) Martin made headlines last month by announcing that the 6th book ‘may’ be ready by the end of 2018, and I can tell you I’ve already had inquiries from […]

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Guest Post: Surviving the Querying Trenches

We talk a lot about how difficult it is to query—how you have to put together the right list and all the important things to remember when writing a query. All of that is true, but in my experience, the most difficult part of querying was something more internal: I was sending my hard work out to strangers and many of them would, inevitably, reject it. There’s no way to avoid this, but you can […]

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