Literary Agents participated in a Page-1 Critique Panel at a recent writers' conference. Anonymous submissions got brutally honest feedback, as writers learned about this all important process. Here's some of what the literary agents said.
As you're preparing for your time at a writers' conference, take a moment to consider the 5 C's of your Novel Pitch!
A writers' conference can be intimidating, especially for those of us who have yet to publish our work. But it's well worth your time to maximize your experience. With that in mind, here are some Do's & Don'ts for attending a writers' conference.
"Be so good they can't ignore you." ~Steve Martin
Plot grows out of character, and Conflict is the fundamental element of fiction. When considering how our Plots will unfold, we need to remember that readers demand Unity in regards to Plot, a plausible cause-and-effect development. Here are 5 Steps for Plot Development loosely based on Lamott's ABDCE's of Plot.
Five insightful thoughts Ursula K. Le Guin shared on writing.
Archetypes are recurring patterns (plot structures, symbols, character types, themes) that occur in mythology, religion, and stories across cultures and time periods. They embody universal meanings and basic human experiences and can evoke unconscious responses in a reader. For writers, archetypes are tools to employ that can deepen a reader's understanding and emotional connection to a character … Continue reading 10 Hero-Character Archetypes