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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 'Grammergency #18: Crazy for Capitals'
"You wrote:  <<the United States is founded on unnecessary capitalization. >> When I first read this, Annie, I thought you were making a political double entendre about the U.S. being founded by unnecessary aggregation of…"
Aug 19
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Engaging with Jon Krakauer'
"There are so many heartfelt and eloquent comments on this blog.  May I suggest that each of you clicks through to Ms.' web site and leave a comment on Ellen's column?  I know from my own newspaper column that editors pay…"
Aug 15
Kelly Hayes-Raitt shared Ellen Bravo's blog post on Facebook
Aug 15
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Engaging with Jon Krakauer'
"Ellen, this is a very eloquent and intelligent example of "piggybacking" on current events to bring your book to the attention of a targeted audience.  I fully understand your balancing act of not being too self-promotional (and I…"
Aug 14
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'The Art of Submission: How to Make Social Media Work for You'
"Wow, this post generated so much negativity.  In the 30+ years I've been networking, I've learned one thing:  I get out what I put in.  If I avoided all interactions that led me to feeling inadequate (Emily's reason for…"
Aug 14
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Why We Need She Writes Press. (Just The Facts, Ma'am.)'
"Great research, Kamy, but shameful findings....Thanks for providing this great avenue! 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…"
Aug 11
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'The Art of Submission: How to Make Social Media Work for You'
"Emily, you will probably get a lot of comments applauding you for quitting Facebook.  I will not be one of them.  I think it's really important for authors -- or anyone -- to "do" the social media things that feed their…"
Aug 11
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'What’s the Difference between Genre and Category?'
"Yeah, I fall into the trap of calling my book too many things!  When I was working with Linda Joy Myers, she said I was doing myself a disservice by calling my book a "journalistic memoir."  But, I'm still stuck:  My…"
Jul 10
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[THE WRITER'S LIFE] Writing Fatalities'
"Great post!  I'd love to do a blog on how writing has changed my traveling!  At the moment, I'm in Penang, Malaysia, gazing out at the Andaman Sea from the 17th story condo where I'm housesitting for 3 weeks.  This is…"
Jul 10
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[TIPS OF THE TRADE]: Writing the Intimate'
"Ellen, very insightful post, and I love your phrase "up close and universal"!I'm working on a book where I interview refugees -- strangers to me, but who share universal pains and needs through their personal stories.  I'm…"
Jul 7
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?"
Jun 27
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

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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 8:54am 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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Kamy Wicoff
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