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  • Monthly Archives: April 2015

    Debate: Do Characters Need to Be Likable?

    April 30, 2015
    This week on the blog, we are having a good old fashioned debate. With the recent success of books like Gone Girl and TV shows like Breaking Bad, the idea of likeability in characters has come under fire. Yet, one of the most common reasons for rejection we see on the agency side is about READ MORE

    Tips for First Time Conference-Goers: Children’s Writers Edition

    April 23, 2015
    I recently got back from attending the SCBWI Western Washington Annual conference in Redmond, Washington and am on my way to another SCBWI conference in Sacramento next week. That said, conferences have been on my mind and I thought it could be a fun topic to go into for my blog post this week. So, READ MORE

    M&O Book Spine Poetry (Round 2)

    April 17, 2015
    In honor of National Poetry Month, this week we browsed our bookshelves once again to engage in one of our favorite pastimes: book spine poetry! Enjoy!   "Adolescents in Love" by Trisha   "Saturday" by Shannon   "Betrayal" by Alecia READ MORE

    What Is The Difference Between a Query Letter and a Synopsis?

    April 9, 2015
    As an agent, one of the most common questions I get from authors who are getting ready to query is “what is the difference between a query letter and a synopsis?” Though they have some marked similarities, these two tools READ MORE