Shooting yourself in the foot: writers and agents
Ever shoot yourself in the foot?
Painful, I’d say.
Trouble is, many emerging or want to be writers do exactly that – shoot themselves in the foot. Not literally, mind you. Inexperienced writers spend months – perhaps years – writing their “literary masterpiece”, the novel to top all other novels, the book that will bring them fame and untold fortune. Then they fail to do basic research on how to submit a manuscript to a publisher or literary agent.
Kirsty Brooks, Adelaide author of crime and romance fiction, has published a very useful article on this very subject on her blog. She writes about some of the pitfalls, some of the problems and how to overcome them. Click on the link below to read the article.
- Submitting your writing to literary agents and editors – the distant sound of gunfire.