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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 '[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
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Book Marketing Tip: Apply for Awards'
"Years ago, Johnny Carson asked Bonnie Raitt where she keeps her Grammys."In my bedroom!" she quipped.I'll admit that's one of the things I get out of winning awards:  A much-needed ego boost when I'm feeling insecure.…"
Oct 18, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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Aug 15, 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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