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Hoop-Jumping for an Agent?

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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 '[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…"
Tuesday
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Hoop-Jumping for an Agent?

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 totally rewrite my 32-page book proposal before he'll consider representing me.I would absolutely shred my proposal and start from scratch if I thought this guy was sincere.  But, it feels like he's doing the least he can to keep his best-selling client happy.  It feels like he's giving me a "red…See More
Tuesday
Kelly Hayes-Raitt replied to the discussion 'How to Promote Yourself'
"Starla, go where your readers go and do the things you like to do best....Also, promote other people's work on FaceBook, etc.  They'll often return the favor! Good luck!  And congrats on getting your book done! Kelly…"
Tuesday
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Five Tips On How To Ask People For S*** So They Will Say YES. (And A Giveaway! Say Yes!)'
"Laura, good for you for putting yourself "out there" by applying for grants and residencies.  In my first 3 years of writing my book (and, yes, I'm still writing...{sigh}), I applied for several residencies and was awarded 5!…"
Mar 13
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[Path to Publication] Is the Loss of Control Worth It when You Publish with a Big Five?'
"Tracy, congrats on blurb!  You are on a roll!  So exciting!"
Mar 13
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Five Tips On How To Ask People For S*** So They Will Say YES. (And A Giveaway! Say Yes!)'
"Thanks, Kamy!  LOVE your welcome video...Very smart idea.  I might steal it! 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 12
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[Path to Publication] Is the Loss of Control Worth It when You Publish with a Big Five?'
"Great post, Tracy!  Can't wait to read your book. Just about every author I know has said the biggest disagreements they had with their publishers were over book cover design and title.  I figure those are marketing decisions and…"
Mar 12
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Five Tips On How To Ask People For S*** So They Will Say YES. (And A Giveaway! Say Yes!)'
"Yes, Kamy, I'd love to receive your author newsletter!  You offer valuable and informative advice and I'd love to be a bigger part of that.  Will you sign up for mine?  My book isn't done yet (looking for an agent), but…"
Mar 11
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Lie vs. Lay'
"I'm reminded what my high school algebra teacher said to me when he overheard I did my homework while laying out in the sun:  "Kelly, only bad girls lay in the sun!" Never forgot the lesson! Kelly…"
Mar 11
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Memoir Bashing: An Examination of an Emotionally Complex Social Phenomenon'
"Very helpful, Brooke!  Right now I'm at the agent-querying stage.  Linda Joy* suggested I was categorizing my book too broadly in my proposal and I should narrow it to attract the right agent.  I was providing too many…"
Jan 27
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Memoir Bashing: An Examination of an Emotionally Complex Social Phenomenon'
"Brooke, I'd really appreciate your expertise on how to figure out where in the bookstore a memoir should be placed.  Current events?  Travel writing?  My book, like so many memoirs, is a hybrid -- a journalistic memoir about my…"
Jan 27
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Don't Hate on #Hashtags'
"Got it!  How have I been missing this all this time????  Thanks so much, Janay. Have you written about Linked In?  I've got this, uh, network that I'm clueless about.... You just gave me another reason to look forward to…"
Jan 20
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Don't Hate on #Hashtags'
"Ok, Janay, great explanation! I think I get it.  So, I'm writing a book about #IraqiRefugees.  So, if others are searching for info about Iraqi refugees, they'd find this post along with others?  It's almost like…"
Jan 20
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Don't Hate on #Hashtags'
"Helpful!  But I'm a Luddite and still confused.  Are hashtags about improving odds of being found in google searches?  Or are they about driving traffic somewhere?  And, if the latter, how to I link to my web site? In the…"
Jan 20
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post '[Path to Publication] Top Resources for a Deal with a Top Publisher'
"Tracy, your blog is great!  Just signed up for updates.  Your story is incredible and I look forward to reading your book in June. What's the easiest way to communicate with you in a private forum?  I couldn't find an email…"
Jan 16
Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Memoir Bashing: An Examination of an Emotionally Complex Social Phenomenon'
"<<So be aware, and next time you don’t like a memoir, ask yourself why. Is it just a bad book, worthy of your disdain, or does it maybe trigger in you something you’re just not ready to face? >> Perfect line, Brooke.  I…"
Jan 15

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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 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.

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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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