Mendez’s literary agent called it “a crushing loss for his family, friends and our world.”
I consulted with colleagues and peers and put together a long list of dos and don'ts for writers at any stage in the writing process, and now I would like to share them with you now. Without further ado, here are six examples of what even great writers do badly (and how to change!).
You've always wanted to write that novel, and now you're finally deep in the weeds. You tweet "#amwriting" and suddenly you've got a slew of new followers, all of whom are doing the exact same thing. Here's a snapshot of what that pain looks like.
For many interested in the book publishing industry, conferences are some of the best ways to keep up with the changes occurring in this field, get the latest inside information about new technologies and new upcoming publications, and keep in contact with existing colleagues and meet new ones.
We all have a story to tell. Our lives are our stories. That's why the memoir category exists--because we love to read biographies and memoirs of those names we know and the people we want to learn more about.
While every author dreams of landing all-star representation and a six-figure book deal, the more probable scenario is that
Initially, I wanted to help first time screenwriters get a foothold in Hollywood. I came to also represent novelists as many of my screenwriting clients dabbled in both genres. My earliest success stories came with setting up the film and television adaptation rights of my clients' novels.
My plan for the conference was simple. I would casually bump into a literary agent who would immediately recognize me and sign me up on the spot.
• grief • summer cookouts • government authorities • terrorism • women's issues • awareness of diseases such as autism, depression
When you build a career in any industry, it is important to get into the thick of things and learn as much as you can about the business activities involved so you can become more of an insider as opposed to just a spectator.