Gems from Janet's Blog Archive

Some of the most helpful posts from Janet Reid's blog archive

Agents & Agenting
What to Ask on Agent Reference Calls: I want to know what an agent's like to work with. How do I approach contacting clients?
Working with Junior Agents: A senior agent handed me off to one of the agency newcomers. Is this okay?
Conferences
Conference While in Query Limbo: I have fulls out on my ms, and my WiP isn't ready. How do I make the most of a pitch session?
Questions to Ask at a Conference MS Evaluation: What questions are appropriate to ask an agent during a 15-minute manuscript appraisal?
Genres/Categories
Non-Commercial Memoir: What is it? And what do I do with it if that's what I've written?
Where Do I Belong?: I can't figure out my book's genre/category--is that a problem in my query?
Marketing
Marketing Plans for My Novel: An agent asked for one with my full. Do I need one yet?
Querying
When an Agent Requests Your Full Manuscript The dos and don'ts of sending your manuscript.
Writer Worries
Is It Possible I'm a Good Writer and Agents Are Still Rejecting Me?: If I'm a good writer, what's with the form rejections?