You might want to give up if you’ve been rejected by magazine editors, book publishers and literary agents. Here’s how to cope with rejection. When I first started freelance writing… Read More »5 Psychological Tips to Help Writers Cope With Rejection Letters
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Why do book proposals and unpublished manuscripts get rejected by editors, publishers, and literary agent? These common reasons for rejection are from a panel of book industry professionals at a writer’s conference. These tips will help you get published by showing you what not to do.
Signing a contract with a literary agent is a first step for writers who want to get published. Here’s my experience with Irene Goodman. If you have a decent writer’s… Read More »How to Approach a Literary Agent at the Irene Goodman Agency in NYC
Here’s what writers need to know about getting a literary agent and signing a book contract with a publisher. Finding the right agent to represent you and your work is… Read More »15 Things Writers Need to Know About Literary Agents
Here’s how to write the best sample chapters, submit them to a book publisher, and get your book published. Unless you’re famous, history-changing or somehow noteworthy in your field, your… Read More »Ready to Submit Your Sample Chapters to a Book Publisher?
These simple tips will help you write a novel (a book of fiction) that keeps readers reading from Chapter One to The End. Writing fiction isn’t as easy as it… Read More »Stuck in the Middle of Writing a Book? 20 Ways to Write a Better Novel
How do writers cope when their publishing contracts are canceled? It’s painful and difficult for even the most experienced published authors. “As a writer, it’s devastating to discover your publisher… Read More »What to Do When the Publisher Cancels Your Book Contract
Here’s why we need to stop doubting ourselves as writers: Self-doubt brings fear of failure, decreased motivation, and increased anxiety. Doubt also increases general mistrust, which feels real but has… Read More »Think You Can’t Write? 5 Ways to Stop Doubting Yourself
How do you become a travel writer? What is bad vs. good travel writing? Professional freelance travel writers and guidebook authors answer your most frequently asked questions about becoming a… Read More »Do You Want to Be a Travel Writer? FAQ and Answers
Are you wondering how to write a nonfiction book proposal with sample chapter summaries? You’re in luck, fellow scribe! These chapter summaries in my nonfiction book proposal will give you ideas on how to summarize your own chapters. I also included a summary of my book’s introduction.
Not all of my book proposals have been successful! My most recent idea for a book (Your Heart Changes Everything: 50 Ways to Experience Jesus in Daily Life) was reviewed with interest by the editor and publishing committee at Bethany. They never formally rejected it…but it’s been over a year and I haven’t heard anything. Nor has my agent contacted me. So, unless their emails fell between the cracks of the universe, I assume they decided not to publish this book.
Are you writing a Christian nonfiction book? Then you need to write a book proposal that appeals to literary agents, acquisitions editors, publishing boards, and the marketing staff at publishing… Read More »The Nonfiction Book Proposal That Won Me a Publishing Contract
These five things you need to know about getting your magazine article published will help you break into the niche market of your dreams. I’m featuring an awesome new book… Read More »How to Get Your Magazine Article Published in a Niche Market