Tips

Tips

Four Methods for Interviewing Your Characters

If you’re having a hard time getting to know your characters, you might want to try putting on your Oprah Winfrey hat and interviewing them. Sitting down at the typewriter for a chat with your hero or heroine is a great way to get to know them. Just pretend you’re the hero and type, “Hi,…

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Ten Minutes To Glory: Your Editor/Agent Pitch

Let’s say you’ve written the world’s greatest romance novel. There are two ways you can get an editor to read it. One is to mail it into the publisher (or have your agent mail it) and let the manuscript speak for itself. The other is to have an agent or editor ask to see your…

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After The First Sale

Whether or not you’ve hit that point yet, you know all about the expectations. We’re not talking about the practicalities here—the questions of how (or whether) to deal with your publisher, agent, deadline and contract terms. What we’re talking about here is the other part of what happens after the first sale.      The…