Waiting to get published

[ 0 ] January 30, 2013 |

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If you haven’t seen this remarkable article by Jane Friedman, and you are an aspiring writer still trying to get published, please go read it now.

Jane is the former editor of Writers Digest and, although the comment stream contains some harsh reaction from writers who don’t want to hear what she says, for me her advice was like getting an answer key.

How do you cope when the gulf between your taste for great writing and your ability to write is huge?

And what does it mean when agents say they aren’t interested in your current project, but they want to see the next thing you write?

Jane might not have all the answers, but if either of these questions interests you, go see what she says.

What other articles on the craft of writing and the process of getting published would you recommend?


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I live outside Edinburgh, Scotland and write middle-grade adventures (age 9-12) with a science-fiction/fantasy bent. Originally I'm from Boston in the US, where I studied American History & Literature and did arguably too much student theatre at Harvard University. I’m represented by Jennifer Laughran of Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

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