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NaNoWriMo: Week 1

Let’s get started!

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of moderating a panel about agenting – from manuscript to pitch and beyond – at FantasyCon. At the end of the hour, I asked the panelists for the single most important piece of advice they could offer the audience. Here’s what they had to say:

  • Kevin Andrew Murphy (author): Do exactly what you’re doing – go to cons, network, meet people.
  • Juliet Mushens (literary agent): Keep writing, and learn from everything you write.
  • Meg Davis (literary agent): Write what you love.
  • John Wordsworth (literary agent): Read everything. Read all the time. Read!
  • Ellen Gallagher (tv and film agent): watch TV; if you’re going into television writing you need to do your research. Watching TV is the equivalent of John’s advice, to read.

Good luck!