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Tenacity is My Best Friend as a Writer

I’m just about to head to NYC for a week and I’m very excited to go back. I’m meeting with some editors, my wonderful agent Michelle Andelman, interviewing the amazing Shelby Knox, seeing friends and family, and stuffing myself silly with great New York food (pizza, bagels, black-and-white cookies). As a writer, I’ve handled my […]

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The Ten Year Itch: The Road Map of my YA Novel

Last night I saw Avatar.  I went in thinking this could be interesting and walked out thinking, AMAZING.  James Cameron spent 15 years writing and working on Avatar and waiting for technology to catch up with what he really wanted to achieve with a movie of this magnitude.  I’ve spent the past 10 years working […]

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Happy Agent Appreciation Day!

Fellow agent sisters of mine (all repped by Michelle Andelman) had contacted me about Agent Appreciation Day — a whole slew of authors blogging about how great their agents are.  Lisa & Laura compiled the list of participating authors and we all blogged and tweeted our hearts out.  The best is one of my favorite […]

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Why You Need a Literary Agent

There has been a flurry of discussion about if literary agents are really necessary in the digital publishing revolution.  About a month ago, one of my favorite blogs, GalleyCat posted a blog entry titled, Literary Agents, bah! Who needs them?.  The post went on to quote one published unnamed author who said:  “What do you […]

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Polishing the Rough Draft of My YA Novel, Sissy

On Friday, I had a good conversation with my agent Michelle Andelman about my rough draft of my YA novel, Sissy.  I had finished the rewrites and had written an ending.  But as most writers know, that doesn’t mean it’s over quite yet.  Michelle was right to point out that the ending needed more “ugly […]

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