Sunday, September 7, 2008

Us Greedy Writers

What is it we writers want all the time? Praise? Sure, that's nice, but not all the time. Rejection? Heck, no!

What? You can't think of it? Come on, it's so easy!

OK, I'll break down and tell you. Advice! Advice is what we wanna be authors crave. We want to know what to do, what not to do, what should a contract include, what can make my mss. better, etc. etc. etc. Wow, we're greedy aren't we? Yes, because when it comes to advice, we can't get enough.

Were do you get that advice? It's all over the net, but it's hard to find, isn't it? Well, there's a great blog out there that answers nearly every question we writers could ever have!

What is it? Tell me! Tell me!

OK, keep your shirts on, I'll tell you. It is literary agent Nathan Bransford's blog. He answers nearly every question you could ever have about the dreaded query letter, on how to prepare a partial, and even some tips on the synopsis we have to write. Of course, this isn't all. He posts regularly and interacts with those who post. His blog was even on Writer's Digest's 101 Best Websites for Writers. How cool is that?

Anyway, I highly recommend his blog. I only found it not that long ago and now I wonder how I got along without it. Click on over, you can find a link on the left side of my blog, and check it out. Trust me, you'll be glad you did!


Recruitment Nick said...

Um, I think you forgot to include the link.

Either than or I am being blind.

Madison said...

Nick, it's down farther on the left side on My Blog List. Sorry, I probably should have clarified that.

Kimber An said...

Oh, yes, I visit Mr. Bransford's blog daily. I've had three novels rejected by him so far, but the last one didn't get rejected until after the Partial stage.

Anyway, Madison, I enjoyed your thread on Star Trek at Absolute Write and followed you over here. I have several sister blogs which hosts hundreds of guests from around the world. I'm building a new sister blog I'd love to have your opinion and suggestions on, as someone who's a Young Adult and has interest in YA Science Fiction. Here's the link-

I haven't officially launched it yet. Enduring Romance is my book review blog and Star Captains' Daughter is my personal blog. Just click on my username for those.

Madison said...

Yeah, I'll definately check it out! Going now!