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What to Ask a Prospective Literary Agent When They Offer You Representation

THE CALL has arrived! Congratulations.

Aside from the normal combination of elation and disbelief, you may experience some other side-effects, such as: pacing in circles until the carpet has wore off and keeping a bucket around because you just might puke any second now.

Tell yourself to get it together! THE CALL awaits and you have important questions to ask this prospective agent. This is after all, a business relationship. You must be clear as to what this relationship will entail before you sign the contract.
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Georgia YA & MG Writers Mixer Event Photos!

Thank you so much to everyone that participated in our Georgia YA & MG writers mixer! We had a terrific turnout and it was so much fun to catch up with old friend and make new ones.

And thank you to the amazing staff of Charis Books for lending us the space. Everything was perfect!

If you would like to receive updates about our Fall 2016 mixer register using the form at the bottom of this page. See ya’ll soon!

How to write accents in your dialogue

The best cure for the “manuscript on submission” anxiety, I’m told, is to start working on a new one. And so I have.

My new novel-in-progress is set in Europe with a troupe of international characters and multiple languages. Building this multi-cultural world presents a unique challenge: how to represent languages and accents on the page.  

I consulted with editor extraordinaire Deborah Halverson, author of Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies and founder of DearEditor.com.
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