The Magic

Anatomy of a Winning Query

Have you noticed that agents tend to talk a lot about what not to do in a query, but less about what makes a great one? It think it’s because the good ones are each unique; it’s hard to come up with a formula that makes a terrific query. But the unexciting or badly composed…
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The Magic: It’s the People

I had a meeting scheduled with a woman to talk about her writing. I’d never met her before. I was stressed and having a rough week, and I’d considered postponing the meeting until a time when I could have more brain space. But it just didn’t seem like the right thing to do. So as…
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THE MAGIC: The Joy of Discovery

Have you ever read a wonderful novel and thought, I really want to meet this writer? Wouldn’t it be great to sit down and chat over coffee with your favorite authors? There’s something about a well-written novel that makes you want to get to know the person who put their heart and soul into creating…
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I spent all last week on a rather dry rundown of the publishing process and I really started to bore myself. I want to talk about another side of this whole literary journey. I want to talk about the MAGIC. Isn’t that why we’re all here anyway? The love of the written word, the incomparable…
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I love words.

I love books and publishing and talking incessantly about them.

I love authors and all the intricacies of managing a writing life.

I sell. I negotiate. I coach. I brainstorm.