Meg Waite Clayton's Blog – August 2011 Archive (4)

Sentencing a Book: The Tough Task of Writing the Pitch Sentence/Paragraph

The writing of a book and the writing of a haiku are two different things, but the sad truth is that to sell a book, we have to be able to describe it succinctly.



Seriously, every reputable agent out there is hoping to find the next great American writer. You don’t need connections (with rare exceptions). You just need to write a really… Continue

Added by Meg Waite Clayton on August 31, 2011 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

How to Build a Book Group Audience for Your Book

The biggest market of readers these days seems to be book groups. The question for most authors isn't whether they want to reach this market, but how. Some of the ways to reach book club readers are out of an author's hand. Your publisher is going to decide whether your book is appropriate for, say, the Random House… Continue

Added by Meg Waite Clayton on August 17, 2011 at 7:30am — 43 Comments

A First Novel, Take Two

She Writer Maddie Dawson unveils a double identity on Meg Waite Clayton's 1st Books: Stories of How Writers Get Started



Stuff That Never Happened by today's 1st Books guest author, Maddie Dawson is ...… Continue

Added by Meg Waite Clayton on August 12, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

Reputable Novel Contests You Might Apply To



Following up on a conversation we had in the Novelist Group, I've put together a list of contests for unpublished book length fiction (including short story collections) which I believe to be worth the entry fee (if any). Many have as a prize publication of the winner. They appear in reverse alphabetical order (because my formative years were as a W):…

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Added by Meg Waite Clayton on August 10, 2011 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

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