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Hoop-Jumping for an Agent?

Started Mar 24 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 '3 Good Reasons to Keep Your Book Shorter than 80,000 Words'
"Lloyd, those are great suggestions!  I was actually quoting Brooke in my comment. Brooke, what about adding photos?  How do publishers generally feel about that?"
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Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'First Line Catches the Reader'
"I got into politics to change the world.  I got out of it when politics changed me. Opening line from "Going Braless," the prologue to my journalistic memoir Living Large In Limbo:  How I Found Myself Among the World's…"
Jun 27
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '3 Good Reasons to Keep Your Book Shorter than 80,000 Words'
"<<But there are lots of creative ways to use white space and big margins and illustrations to make a book appear longer than it actually is.>> Haha, just like when I was in high school trying to make my term papers look longer!…"
Jun 26
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'First Line Catches the Reader'
"Love this 1st line so much, I memorized it:   The moment I decided to leave him, the moment I thought "enough," we were 35,000 feet above the ocean, hurtling forward, but giving the illusion of tranquility.  "Just like our…"
Jun 25
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '3 Good Reasons to Keep Your Book Shorter than 80,000 Words'
"Brooke, great blog and interesting discussion. I think my book will end up at ~ 52,000 words. Is that considered too short? Is there a minimum point where a publisher feels a book isn't worth the cost? (...Like what Adrienne Ross Scanlan is…"
Jun 25
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[BREAKFAST WITH THE MUSE] The One Piece of Advice You're Probably Not Following: Relax!'
"Amen!"
Jun 18
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[Path to Publication] The Silly Little Things I’m Panicking About'
"Oh, and I never wear anything that feels constricting around my waist and stomach, since breathing is one of the most impt things in public speaking.  You probably don't have time, but a good tip to improve a speaker's voice is to…"
Jun 18
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[Path to Publication] The Silly Little Things I’m Panicking About'
"Yep.  Kinda my list, too....I LOVE Leza's idea of signing your name in Japanese!  In the anthologies where my work appears, I just sign my first name.  Faster, neater...feels more "friendly."  Hope it's not…"
Jun 18
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Meet Other She Writers: Join the SWP Spring Tour'
"I just came back from the COOLEST event:  The SheWrites book tour in Los Angeles at Book Soup.  I learned 2 things:1.  It pays to post here!  Not only did Kamy know who I am (that made me feel so special!), but so did Laura…"
May 17
Shelah L. Maul left a comment for Kelly Hayes-Raitt
"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! :)"
May 14
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'How to Properly Tag an Article'
"So it's almost like a filing system where the tag is the name of the file folder?  (Boy does that question date me!)  Very helpful post.  Would love to read more! Kelly Hayes-Raitt www.LivingLargeInLimbo.com Mosey on over to my…"
May 13
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[SWP: Behind the Book] Remembering the Small Stuff--a Challenge of Writing Memoir'
"<<! In fact that teacher's quote is something I use to explain different kinds of writing. If I were writing a news story about an accident, the color of the car would be very important. In memoir, maybe not so much.>> Brilliant!"
Apr 30
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[SWP: Behind the Book] Remembering the Small Stuff--a Challenge of Writing Memoir'
"Great post!  As a journalist, I totally agree with your South African friend:  If one obvious detail is wrong, what other information might the storyteller be playing fast and loose with?  The way I'd handle the color of the…"
Apr 30
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'The Most Personal Thing I've Ever Published'
"Great post, Kamy....I wrote an essay about being raped while traveling ("The Trip that Changed My Life," which starts out:  "I came home pregnant.").  I never intended to do anything with it, but, at the request of Rita…"
Apr 14
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[Think Like an Agent] Fearless Negotiation: An Agent's Most Important Role for an Author'
"This is one of the smartest, most useful articles I've read on SheWrites.  Thank you!  ...Definitely justifies my desire to fork over 15% to a talented agent.  Looking forward to reading more in this series! Kelly…"
Apr 14
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[SWP: Behind the Book] A Chinese Artist Steps Out'
"What a great story!  Thanks for sharing.  Looking forward to your memoir! 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 book's first…"
Mar 24

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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 8:54am 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
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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.

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