When revising for an agent, author, or just for yourself, think big. Mary Kole talks about what it means to take on a revision in earnest.
88 Cups of Tea, hosted by Yin Chang, is an excellent podcast full of incredible interviews with authors, agents, and other industry pros! Other favs: First Draft, hosted by Sarah Enni, Grace Lin's Kidlit Women podcast, and Jenn Baker's Minorities in Publishing podcast.
Mary Kole’s book Writing Irresistible Kidlit is amazing, as are the countless posts on craft from her website kidlit.com
Author newsletters offer great craft and industry insights from seasoned pros! A favorite among my clients is Susan Dennard's. Other favs include Courtney Summers, Jessica Brody, K.M. Weiland, and Tara Lazar!
Editor Cheryl Klein’s THE MAGIC WORDS is one of my favorite books on craft, and I always suggest my clients read it when sending my first-ever edit letter to them. It’s a treasure trove of info!
Readers like characters with goals! Mary Kole has a great post on creating your character’s objective and establishing it early!
Chuck Wendig’s 25 Things Great Characters Need is a fantastic post to help jump start your characters!
The film-based 8 sequence structure is one of my go-to’s for plotting out commercial MG and YA!
I have several clients who swear by John Truby's Anantomy of a Story for structuring and plotting their novel!
io9 has a great list of 7 places where world-buiding goes wrong!
Writing a fantasy world? I always love seeing my clients' maps, and here's a useful tool for creating yours!
Pete Knapp is a literary agent at Park & Fine Literary and Media.
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