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When Should You Change Your Book for an Agent or Editor?

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 9:00pm 34 Comments

Every so often (fairly frequently, actually) I get an email from an author telling me that an agent or editor really loves their work, but . . .

 

From here any number of scenarios ensues. The agent has suggested that a multiple point-of-view novel be changed to single point of view; that a memoir be…

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She Writes Press News: Announcing The Cicadas: A Memoir, by Lene Fogelberg

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 9:00pm 12 Comments

She Writes Press is excited to announce The Cicadas: A Memoir, by Lene Fogelberg, for publication on our fall 2015 list.

 

If you feel you are dying, how do you make people believe you?

 

This pressure on my chest. The monster has found a place to rest, curl up,…

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Your Author Platform Is Not Your Social Media Following

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 9:30pm 26 Comments

I’ve spent the past five or six years not only educating authors about how to build an author platform but also about how to position themselves in such a way that the platform they already have truly shines.



So this week, when I received multiple e-mails asking what I thought about an article…

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7 Tips for the Uninspired

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 12:00am 9 Comments

I’m in Maui this week, on a family vacation I’ve long been anticipating for all the things Hawaii conjures up: relaxation, letting go, even inspiration. But for too-busy people, letting go can be a lot like detoxing, and instead of feeling inspired, I’ve felt unexpected longings—for…

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Discrimination against Print-on-Demand Books Is Out of Touch and Bad for the Environment Too

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 9:30pm 3 Comments

When I think about the publishing community at large, my mind doesn’t immediately gravitate toward images of excess, waste, and environmental unconsciousness. And yet, unfortunately, because of the nature of book manufacturing and the routine destruction of books for tax write-offs, this image…

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Who I am:
Publisher of She Writes Press and founder of Warner Coaching Inc.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
www.shewritespress.com
www.warnercoaching.com
facebook.com/warnercoaching
twitter/brooke_warner
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
What's Your Book? A Step-By-Step Guide to Get You from Inspiration to Published Author

Visit amazon.com/author/brookewarner
My writing is:
Nonfiction, Memoir
Services I offer to other writers:
Writing and publishing coaching/consulting: warnercoaching.com
My professional associations:
SheWrites.com; NAMW.org
I found out about She Writes from:
Kamy and many authors I've worked with over the years.

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Brooke Warner commented on the blog post '[SWP: Behind the Book] Why I'm Telling Secrets'
"Love this so much, Colleen. F-it to the shame, the pain, and the fear. And hurray to you for making this happen. So so happy for you, and I will personally say I'm so pleased that all those secrets made it into your published book. This is…"
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Brooke Warner commented on the blog post 'When Should You Change Your Book for an Agent or Editor?'
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Catherine Marshall-Smith commented on the blog post 'When Should You Change Your Book for an Agent or Editor?'
"Thanks Brooke and Cate, I have been told by a friend, "The only way to get over fear is to go through it. The only way to go through fear is afraid. But on the other side is freedom so just keep moving." That advice…"
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Cardyn Brooks commented on the blog post 'When Should You Change Your Book for an Agent or Editor?'
"Thanks so much, Brooke! Your posts always encourage me as much as they educate me. The e-edition of Dodging Eros, Through Past, Present and Pleasure is currently scheduled to launch 10/29 with details about my Cover Reveal Contest to go-live…"
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Lene Fogelberg commented on the blog post 'She Writes Press News: Announcing The Cicadas: A Memoir, by Lene Fogelberg'
"Many thanks Lone! I appreciate your encouragement and support! Fabulous with a fellow Scandinavian in She Writes Press!"
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Lone Morch commented on the blog post 'She Writes Press News: Announcing The Cicadas: A Memoir, by Lene Fogelberg'
"Congratulations Lena!! This is beautiful, glad you are here, alive and kicking !! xoxo "
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Elisabeth Zguta commented on the blog post 'When Should You Change Your Book for an Agent or Editor?'
"Great post Brooke"
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Brooke Warner commented on the blog post 'When Should You Change Your Book for an Agent or Editor?'
"Mardith, this is hard, and I'm sorry. Thanks for sharing your experience. It's really helpful to other writers to see this kind of story so they can guard themselves and move forward in a way that is self-honoring."
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Brooke Warner commented on the blog post 'When Should You Change Your Book for an Agent or Editor?'
"Wow, Cardyn. What a story! When is your book coming out? Congratulations! I really love how your journey showcases what so many of the writers I work with go through. Recently one of my clients came to me and shared that a friend had said to her…"
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Brooke Warner commented on the blog post 'When Should You Change Your Book for an Agent or Editor?'
"Catherine, what you say here is important: "I like a lot of what my editor has suggested but it is demoralizing to see my writing so improved by not me." It's good and hard to acknowledge this, and it can be demoralizing, but it can…"
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Mardith Louisell commented on the blog post 'When Should You Change Your Book for an Agent or Editor?'
"Such an excellent post, Brooke. Years ago, I was one of the too yielding ones (and my mature age didn't mean I had the maturity in common sense). I had a middle-rung agent who wanted changes to my memoir, so I made them. It took me a year. I…"
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Cardyn Brooks commented on the blog post 'When Should You Change Your Book for an Agent or Editor?'
"Thanks for another dose of wise counsel based on your expertise with all things publishing, Brooke. In the past two years, both a big-time agent, then the editor of an indie press asked me to make significant changes.  The agent was incredibly…"
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Cate Warren commented on the blog post 'When Should You Change Your Book for an Agent or Editor?'
"Hi Catherine! I gave a short piece of my fiction to a high school English teacher to have them go at the technical aspects, make sure my grammar was in line, I'd used appropriate punctuation, etc. She came back with notes and questions and…"
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At 9:34am on July 15, 2014, Louise Canfield said…

Hello Brooke!  I attended your workshop on “scaffolding" in San Miguel last February.  I remembered that you mentioned She Writes but had not really understood what it is until yesterday when I encountered an author who had published with She Writes.  Really looking forward to getting to know this community. 

At 7:52am on June 1, 2014, Melanie Bishop said…

Hey Brooke! Yes, I got the post you sent me. Sorry I mistakenly remembered it as being you, not Kamy, who wrote it. Much appreciated! 

At 4:01pm on May 31, 2014, Melanie Bishop said…

Hi Brooke, Trying to find the original post from way back, where you explained why you were going to publish with SheWrites, rather than with one of the big publishing houses who'd offered you a contract. A friend of mine is inquiring about SheWrites Press, and I want to send her that post, because I think it's so helpful when considering these things. Thanks! Melanie Bishop

At 5:16am on January 29, 2014, Daya Wakens said…
Hi Brooke! One of my short stories is published in a contest and would really appreciate if you could post my request for support. The contest runs only next few days and the winner is based on the number of FB "Likes" and comments on my story page only. This would take no more than five minutes, I promise. Brooke, please excuse my typing here...We are coming home from our honeymoon and had to sleep in DC airport due to weather. Thank you in advance for any support you can provide.

Please vote for me at www.midlifecollage.com
Friends, I need your FB vote & comment on my story contest page "The Second Time Around." (With the Red High Heel)My pen name is Daya Wakens. Thank you so much for your support!
At 10:55pm on April 6, 2013, Hope Edelman said…

Hi Brooke,

Best way to reach me is through hopeedelman@gmail.com.

Thanks,

Hope

At 9:22am on July 26, 2012, Stephanie Volkoff Green said…

Most definitely! I think a play date is in order.

At 1:41pm on April 25, 2012, Clene` S. Elder said…

Brooke:

You are a sweetheart.  Thank you so much for the friend request and for posting the content I requested. 

You have to let me return the favor.  Is there anything I can do for you?

Clene`

At 3:40pm on April 24, 2012, Clene` S. Elder said…

Hi Brooke:

I just joined She Writes March 2012.  I missed your Mighty Bell experience on "Build Your Author Platform."  I know the experience is close now.  Is there any way that I can get access to the content now? :-(

Thanks,

Clene`

At 6:20pm on March 8, 2012, Hollye Dexter said…

Hi Brooke! Fancy meeting you here.  : )

xo

At 4:10pm on March 8, 2012, Sue William Silverman said…

Oh, that's so sweet!! Thank you. And I look forward to spending time with you here on She Writes! Sue

 
 
 

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