Pub Rants

A Very Nice Literary Agent Indulges in Polite Rants About Queries, Writers, and the Publishing Industry

Fantasy Openings To Avoid or To Very Carefully Consider

By Kristin Nelson & Angie Hodapp We had such a blast chatting about the 9 story openings to avoid, we didn’t want the fun to end. So here’s a bonus installment for all you fantasy writers out there! Your fantasy opening pages might be in trouble if… #1) Your novel opens with an easily recognizable […]

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All 9 Story Openings to Avoid In One Handy Post

All 9 Story Openings To Avoid in one handy post for easy linking. Happy Reading!   (Hint: if you are an NLA newsletter subscriber, you didn’t have to wait weeks for the final article. Just sayin.’ Head to the NLA home page and click on the “newsletter” button at the bottom of the page: http://nelsonagency.com )   […]

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9 Story Openings to Avoid, Part 9

By Kristin Nelson & Angie Hodapp For Part 1 and the genesis of this series, click here. For Part 2, click here. For Part 3, click here. For Part 4, click here. For Part 5, click here. For Part 6, click here. For Part 7, click here. For Part 8, click here. I bet you […]

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Money Talk: Where Does Your Commission Go?

By Danielle Burby In this column, we discuss everything authors should know when it comes to landing an agent and navigating the complexities of the publishing industry. You know how to query and what to ask when an agent offers you representation, but here’s a slightly more sensitive topic: commissions. Agenting is a sales job, which means your […]

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9 Story Openings To Avoid, Part 8

By Kristin Nelson & Angie Hodapp For Part 1 and the genesis of this series, click here. For Part 2, click here. For Part 3, click here. For Part 4, click here. For Part 5, click here. For Part 6, click here. For Part 7, click here. Your opening pages might be in trouble if… […]

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