Archive | December, 2009

The Rundown on Query Letters

The first step in getting an agent is to write a good query letter. This is the first sample of your writing that any potential agent will see so you have to make sure that it’s professional and yet shows some of your personality. This might seem hard to do but it’s actually not that […]

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Entering Contests

When most people submit work to a contest, they have no idea what they are getting into. The long wait, the anticipation, the breakdown if you don’t win, all the eardrums you break if you do… Out of those four options, I admit, I have only experienced three. The wait, the anticipation, and the four […]

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“Meet the Author” Event Success!!

On Saturday December 5th, students from around the area gathered at Sacramento State to meet and absorb the words of professionals in the worlds of publishing and writing. The morning began as published author Jennifer Basye Sander spoke about her road to success as an author, and gave advice to members about how to get […]

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On Self-Publishing

Like any naïve and eager fourteen year old, I had just finished my third manuscript and I felt that this was the one. After endless hours of hard work, balancing my social life as well as my school one, I persevered until the end and finished. In that moment, it felt like one of the […]

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Meet the Author Event: December 5th!!

SPOTLIGHT SHINES ON YOUNG AUTHORS/WRITERS AT UPCOMING CAPITOL CITY YOUNG WRITERS “MEET THE AUTHOR” EVENT SACRAMENTO, CA (December 5) – The publishing world always seeks new, young authors, songwriters, poets and journalists. On December 5, young writers, in grades 6-12, from throughout Sacramento, surrounding counties and potentially the bay area (if they’d like to make […]

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