Literary agents know their stuff--and if you want to get signed by a literary agent, you need to know your stuff too. Learn to translate their jargon before you start pitching your novel.
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I used to believe that, when I desperately needed guidance from the universe, I could pick any book of my bookshelf, open it to a random page, and find the answer I needed. My surprising success rate probably hinged on the fact that, as humans, we have a knack for turning the tiniest glimmer of an … Continue reading Lessons from Querying Agents