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"I'm so glad to hear that!! You're welcome, Andrea :) Good luck! (Not that you need it :)"
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"Thanks, Kiersi! That's what I thought. Just read your Twitter Bootcamp article, BTW. Very helpful!"
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Who I am:
I write about everything! YA, middle-grade, new adult, and short stories are my dabbles of choice. I'm also interested in literary education and teaching budding writers how to weave a tale.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
http://prolificnovelista.com
http://kiersi.com
@kiersi
Media outlets that I currently write for:
The Prolific Novelista
YA Stands
My writing is:
Fiction, Blog Posts, Lit Crit
Services I offer to other writers:
Review published works on my blog, exchange lit criticism, helpful links and tips and tricks for writing agent queries
I found out about She Writes from:
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Kiersi Burkhart's Blog

Lit Agents, Publishers, and Bears, Oh My!

Posted on January 20, 2012 at 3:36pm 0 Comments

It’s about 11:07 p.m. Argentinian time. The temperature? Upper-90s, at least. Hot enough that sitting inside with the overhead fan whirring full-force and the window wide open isn’t enough to stop the sweat from pouring off my forehead, dripping down my cheeks and ears and neck.

I told some of my pals on Facebook about this, but I received a response from my fourth literary agent query (first was Andrea Brown Lit Agency, second was the agent who represented Hush, Hush, and…

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The Power of "Free Reads"

Posted on December 2, 2011 at 7:31pm 0 Comments

There are many reasons not to give your writing away for free, but I feel just as many reasons to do it for a budding writer.

Not long ago I began writing a story titled The Mirror (http://prolificnovelista.com/tags/the-mirror/). It was the emotional runoff of finishing Patrick Rothfuss's The Name of the Wind (and not long afterwards, The Wise Man's Fear.) I have a book publishing…

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At 10:40am on September 4, 2013, Vanessa B. Bernard said…

I left you a message on the main board for writers for young adults...so sorry I missed your original message.  Have a great day Kiersi!

-VB

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At 11:49am on August 1, 2013, Quanie Miller said…

Hi Kiersi! I can't believe we're now just getting to be friends on Shewrites! For some reason I thought we were already. Glad you liked the ebook cover designers list, too:)

At 10:28am on October 6, 2012, Alle C. Hall said…

Thanks for the note, Kiersi. I didn't realize what I was doing. Thanks for stating your feedback so kindly.

-Alle

At 4:29pm on October 3, 2012, Elena Patrick said…

Kiersi,

You are a saint. Thanks for re-sending your comments.

Elena

At 6:38pm on October 2, 2012, Elena Patrick said…

Kiersi,

I feel like such an idiot, but I didn't print out your comments on my query and now I can't find your message on SheWrites :). I am such a newbie. If it's not too much trouble, could you please resend them to me. I am sorry.

And I'd love to read and comment on your query letter when it's ready.

Thanks again,

Elena

At 4:30pm on September 30, 2012, Elena Patrick said…

Oh, that's great. Thanks so much.

Here's the query:

Dear Agent,

Fifteen-year-old Arney has grown up in a bookstore—a locked one. At birth she was kidnapped by gift traffickers, people who steal children for their paranormal talents. Not that Arney or any of the other three kids imprisoned with her have come into their gifts yet. And if they don’t perform by sixteen, they will be killed. So, time after time, they try to escape. They get caught, beaten by their guards; then they try again. And one day it works.

The four children find themselves in New York, but it’s not the city the kids have read about. The skyscrapers are replaced with gigantic sculptures, the Statue of Liberty has its eyes firmly shut, and the streets are overrun by gift traffickers. Fox, the leader of the foursome and Arney’s boyfriend, believes that if they just keep smart and alert, they’ll get out of the city whatever’s happened to it, but Arney feels that he’s wrong. She feels that the New York around them is a fake created by their kidnappers and that the only way to leave it is for her to practice her gift. She has come into it at last—she can change people’s feelings any way she sees fit. But it’s a costly talent: if Arney embraces it, Fox will be a stranger to her. Fox is adamantly against that. Yet, when the gift traffickers recapture the children, Arney has to choose: Fox or freedom.

She makes the right choice.

Thanks again, Kiersi!
 

At 8:53am on January 20, 2012, Helene Dunbar said…

Kiersi - thanks for the kind words and the friend request. I pretty much figured that this was a book that no one would ever want to read. Go figure! :-)  I'm working with my agent on another book first so not sure when this one will see the light of day but I have my fingers cross!  THANKS!

At 2:46pm on December 8, 2011, Jennifer Lauck said…

Thanks for the friend request and please...to get lots of memoir writing support...come join me over at my groovy site!  Jennifer

At 9:41pm on December 3, 2011, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Kiersi, Welcome to She Writes, and lovely to have you join us in Blogging about Books and Writing. Enjoy the site!

Meg Waite Clayton
Moderator, BB&W, Publishing Industry News, and Novelist Group
Bestselling Author of The Four Ms. Bradwells, The Wednesday Sisters (a writing group novel), and The Language of Light (all Random House/Ballantine)

At 11:20am on December 2, 2011, Jill Starishevsky said…

Terrific to hear!  I am glad it is making its way around.

jill

 
 
 

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