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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 'Three Writerly Resolutions For 2017'
"Vi, I disagree with you.  I think it is rude to assert that someone has been "brainwashed" simply because she disagrees with you.  It's a childish insult that could be hurled back at Linda (who made the original comment)…"
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Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Three Writerly Resolutions For 2017'
"Linda, your brain-washed comment is just plain rude.  You might disagree with the blog, as Vi and Dana did, but name-calling is beneath us all. "
Friday
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Three Writerly Resolutions For 2017'
"Brava, Kamy. Great resolutions -- no matter who is in the White House! 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 chapter about a beggar in…"
Jan 12
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Choose Your Title Carefully'
"Reporter Brian Patrick O'Donoghue's book about mushing Alaska's Iditarod jumped off the bookstore shelf with this title:  My Lead Dog Was a Lesbian.   !!! Kelly Hayes-Raitt www.LivingLargeInLimbo.com Mosey on over to…"
Oct 4, 2016
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Are You Writing a Hybrid Book?'
"Brooke, as usual, your post is really helpful and clear.  Thanks!  But, I'm still confused:  Linda Joy Myers suggested I find a distinct category for what I'd been calling my "journalistic memoir" -- to more…"
Sep 29, 2016
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[Body, Mind & Spirit] Ask For What You Want!'
"Lovely post!  Perfectly written... <<Hispanics use the word “cojones,” or balls. I used to think writers needed balls of steel.>> Or, as comedian Lotus Weinstock used to say:  "We need ovum!" Kelly…"
Sep 27, 2016
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[Body, Mind & Spirit] Are You Writing with Your Emergency Brake On?'
"Lovely! 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 chapter about a beggar in Iraq! ...And a pre-publication discount! Columnist,…"
Jul 16, 2016
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Well-Meaning, But Annoying'
"I'm glad when people ask me about my writing!  It shows interest -- even if they're just being polite.  For me, the "difficult" question is "When is your book going to be published?"  I now answer…"
Jul 16, 2016
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Five Reasons Why Readers Don't Leave Reviews and my Big ASK!'
"Thanks, Patricia, I appreciate your insight.  And I get the importance of Amazon rankings.  But, I imagine that sales would be more important than reviews?  Or shares in a drone factory, perhaps?  (OK, that was snarky. …"
Jul 8, 2016
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '5 Entrepreneurial Tips for Authors Who Want to Up Their Game'
"Lisa Thomson, so smart about networking with other authors of your genre and sharing readers, reviews, interviews, etc.  Good for you! Kelly Hayes-Raitt www.LivingLargeInLimbo.com Mosey on over to my web site and sign in for your free gift --…"
Jul 8, 2016
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '5 Entrepreneurial Tips for Authors Who Want to Up Their Game'
"Amen, sistuh!  What propelled me to start my book were the doldrums after running for office and getting my a** kicked.  There is nothing in the marketing world like running for office!  What enabled me to successfully ask people for…"
Jul 8, 2016
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Grammergency #25: Five Shortcuts to Self-Editing Like a Pro'
"Great post!  It's so easy to be less than fully mindful of these issues while writing.  A special read-through and edit really are necessary!  I imagine you are a very good developmental editor, Annie. Kelly…"
Jul 8, 2016
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Marketing Tip: Tap Your Network for Contacts'
"Great post, Maria!  So much of what authors are told to do is in the "if you build it, they will come" category (Amazon author page, blog, tweet, etc.).  But as you point out, what really works is creative outreach.  Thanks…"
Jul 8, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016

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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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