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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Tips and Take-aways: Contracts and other advice from an agent's perspective

Initially, many writers bring all of their attention to bear on getting the writing done. When writers next turn their attention toward pursuing publication, they discover that every published or publishing writer is in business for themselves. We master our craft only to learn that pursuing publication involves a business and social knowledge base which we may not naturally possess.

The prospect of pursuing publication can be a bit daunting. Don't despair; hope shines brightly from the toes of Miss Snark's smart, red stilletos. Miss Snark, an anonymous literary agent, doles out advice to aspiring and working writers on her blog. Be warned. Her advising approach is not for those still tender from their latest rejection, but it's well worth the visit.

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