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Hoop-Jumping for an Agent?

Started Mar 24, 2015 0 Replies

Recently an author friend referred me to his agent.  Whoo hoo!  The guy actually responded to my query within hours and replied quickly to my follow-up emails.  Quandary is this:  He wants me to…Continue

 

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Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Top 10 Editing Tips for your Final Draft'
"Kat, great post!  I always read my work out loud to find my repetitive phrase du jour.  Great tip!  May I add to your Tip #1?  I read my work out loud backwards, reading the last paragraph first and so on up to the top. …"
May 19
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Laura Dave's writing process'
"Kristin, great post!  I'm always intrigued by other writers' "process" -- particularly when it doesn't include:  "I start with a fifth of bourbon"...I, too, live in Santa Monica and I write a column for a…"
May 19
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Five Reasons She Writes Is The Place Every Writer Should Call Home'
"Kamy, you are sure right about the "community."  When I came to hear your read at Book Soup in Los Angeles, I felt like I was visiting an old friend -- although we'd never met.  You've created an extraordinary thing…"
May 17
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Lit Life | Time Management 101'
"Something I made up to keep me focused on what I've accomplished, rather than on what I haven't:  Most nights, at the end of my day, I make a list of what I DID do.  I call it my TaDa! List.  I feel excited about the…"
May 5
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[Body, Mind & Spirit] How To Launch A Book Campaign'
"Bella, great post!  I get so tired of hearing writers complain about marketing their books.  I think of "marketing" or "sales" as a way to connect my work with people who are interested.  Marketing =…"
Apr 18
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Top 5 Ways Authors Can Promote Their Books'
"Allison, this is one of the smartest posts about marketing that I've read on SheWrites -- or anywhere!  Pre-sales are so important.  I'm curious:  How many books did you pre-sell?  I like your gift page -- smart, easy…"
Apr 16
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Grammar Tip: Sometimes It's Okay to Use "Me"'
"Jill Jepson, that's fascinating!  How language evolves would make an interesting blog post here.... Kelly Hayes-Raitt www.LivingLargeInLimbo.com Mosey on over to my web site and sign in for your free gift -- an mp3 of me reading my…"
Apr 12
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Marketing Tip: Include More Than Just Your Book in Your Book'
"Brilliant, Maria!  When I finished reading Rita Golden Gelman's Tales of a Female Nomad, I immediately went to her website, which she included in an author's note at the end.  On her site, she had put out a call for stories for…"
Mar 28
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'First Chapter of my Novel "White Lines"'
"One of Elmore Leonard's tips:  Never open with the weather.  (https://www.writingclasses.com/toolbox/tips-masters/elmore-leonard-10-rules-for-good-writing) Start with action:  "I'd woken in some strange places, but…"
Mar 28
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Taking Notes: Thoughts On Constructive Criticism'
"When I was a political consultant, I'd tell my candidate-clients that the only thing they'd have in abundance during their campaigns was free advice.  I'd also tell them that the advice is more about the advice-giver than about…"
Mar 12
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Use Your Book Description to Show, Not Tell'
"Great post, Maria!  Here's a tip I stumbled on for memoir writers:  I took some juicy paragraphs from my Introduction that were all "I," "I," "I" and put them on the back cover in the 3rd person. …"
Mar 12
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[THE WRITER'S LIFE] Write Something'
"I'm GRATEFUL for social media!  While I agree that all these lists of what we "should" do to promote our work can feel overwhelming.  The truth is -- in most cases -- blogs, posts, twitters, feeds don't sell books,…"
Jan 27
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'What Should Authors Expect to Earn?'
"<<...writing your first book is not unlike standing at the threshold of a new galaxy.>> Yikes! That's exactly the way I feel! Brave. New. World. Thanks, Brooke! Kelly Hayes-Raitt www.LivingLargeInLimbo.com Mosey on over to my web…"
Jan 26
Irene Allison left a comment for Kelly Hayes-Raitt
"Hi Kelly! Just signed up for your newsletter. Wishing you lots of luck, Irene"
Dec 23, 2015
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Travel writing'
"Elizabeth, I commend you for trying a new writing style!  And travel writing is such fun.  There are several types of travel pieces, as you have undoubtably learned.  Looks like you are working on a travel essay.  Travel essays…"
Dec 22, 2015
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Grammergency #26: A Hyphenation How-To, Part One'
"Since I've been a hyphenate since puberty, I thought I was pretty savvy and intuitive about those little dashes....until I edited a friend's book recently.  Suddenly, I was vexed by:  "f*ck-up," "close-up,"…"
Dec 22, 2015

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Who I am:
www.PeacePATHFoundation.org
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
"Female Nomad & Friends" ~ Random House
My writing is:
Nonfiction

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At 8:28am on December 23, 2015, Irene Allison said…

Hi Kelly! Just signed up for your newsletter. Wishing you lots of luck, Irene

At 8:54am on May 14, 2015, Shelah L. Maul said…

Hi Kelly!  I just checked out your website and am really intrigued by your book! I'm so interested in learning about cultures through first hand accounts. Congrats and best wishes! :)

At 11:46am on August 3, 2010, Meg Waite Clayton said…
Adding my voice to the welcome (from a fellow RH author). If you’re looking for a place to jump in, we’d love to have you join us in the Publishing Industry News group.

Hope you enjoy the site!

Meg Waite Clayton
Moderator, Novelist Group and Publishing Industry News
Author of the national bestseller, The Wednesday Sisters
At 6:33pm on August 1, 2010, Kamy Wicoff said…
Hi Kelly! Welcome to She Writes. I hope you find it a supportive, productive place to be. Really glad you are here. "Female Nomad & Friends" is an amazing title, I will check it out.

Warm best,
Kamy Wicoff
Founder, She Writes
 
 
 

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