Category Archives: Authors Aspiring to Have Books

A place for writers with manuscripts – finished, just started or in-between – who are working on either finding an agent or selling their work to a publisher. Or maybe you’re considering the self-published route and have some war stories to share. Weigh in, you’re among friends.

How do ya find a literary agent? Sometimes, they find you…

At cons or workshops where I’ve been on panels, I’m usually asked “Dude, how did you land an agent?”   (or maybe it was “Dude, how did YOU land an agent?!” but let’s not quibble). Well, there’s a site-page for that. Back when my first novel, Zenn Scarlett, was about … Continue reading

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Yo, writerly types: Here’s your chance to polish your editing & revision chops till they gleam – w/ Harvard’s Mary Rakow – in Iowa City, April 22 & 23

The ever-awesome IOWA WRITERS’ HOUSE gang presents a world-class workshop in editing & revision with a true Jedi Master of the art. Clickety HERE for all the details. Mastering Editing & Revision: A Writing Workshop WHEN: Friday, April 22, 6-8 pm … Continue reading

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1 Book 2 Book Literary Festival hits Iowa City on 2/27. The words are waiting for ya. C’mon in!

All manner of books-and-comics-and-artists-and-authors stuff is slated to rear up and word-out in Iowa City on Feb. 27th as the One Book Two Book Lit Fest & Jr. High Writing Jam storm into town and touch down at the Hotel Vetro, the … Continue reading

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Got a book-like-thing in ya? Let’s chat.

    Sure. I wrote a book. Fine. Great. Then I took a couple years or so to sweet-talk, cajole, threaten and finally choke-hold the thing into the kind of shape an agent would actually take the time to look … Continue reading

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