Category: Agents

Searching for the Perfect Query Letter

Go Figure: Musings from the Mind of Rob Wilstein Fellow writers, I am sending out query letters for my novel and was hoping for some feedback from the community on my approach. I’d appreciate any advice as to whether what…

Brace Yourself: It’s Query Time

When I completed the latest please-let-this-be-the-final-draft-on-this-side-of-the-process manuscript revision to the best of my ability and with the incredible feedback of my writing group and other fool souls, I drank a lot of wine, ate a lot of cupcakes and administered many…

The Cure for Failure Deprivation Syndrome

For a few seasons, I watched “American Idol.” I marveled at the resilience of the young people who, in front of millions, listened to some pretty raw criticism—“That was horrible!” was a frequent Simon Cowell comment. Of course, the ones…

Adventures in Titling: Part Two

When I last left you, I’d imparted some good advice: always have a back up title for your novel. So when your publisher wants to change it, you have more than a sense of desperation at your disposal. When I…