Last week was a good week to catch some excellent advice on Twitter. Never fear if you missed it, I caught it for you! Writer's Digest brings us this tweet from an author who sold to a publisher without an agent:
@WritersDigest I Have a Publishing Deal But I Still Want an Agent. Here's Why... http://ow.ly/4xvks
Looking for great agent blogs? Look no further...
@WritersDigest Announcing the Best Agent Blogs of 2011... - Every year, Writer's Digest puts out its amazing brainbomb of informati... http://ow.ly/1c8YNx
If you're querying you need this book!
@ChuckSambuchino I am giving away a copy of the 2011 GUIDE TO LITERARY AGENTS (interview with Red Sofa Lit) http://wp.me/pyGAW-bZ
Agent Weronika Janczuk give us the inside scoop:
@WeronikaJanczuk New blog post! Manuscripts I Take On: 1. Is everyone following literary agent Jenny Bent's blog Bent on Books (a... http://bit.ly/gycJLm
Jane of Writer's Digest brings us a great list of tweets for writers:
@JaneFriedman Best Tweets for Writers Daily is out! http://bit.ly/grqzSh
The following are tweets from agent Laurie McClean from the conference she attended last week:
@agentsavant Avoid the 16-year-old whose powers activate when the hot new boy in her class shows up unless it is truly different and well-written #WLTYA
@agentsavant Make your characters relatable, especially with specific quirks and foibles. Multi-cultural traits are great too. #WLTYA
@agentsavant What about the age range for YA? 12-18 is the sweet spot. Write for this age group and if adults like it too, great. #WLTYA
@agentsavant Trends...Elena encourages everyone NOT to write to trends. Your book will last a lot longer when it does get published. #WLTYA
@agentsavant Mary says read enough of current YA to know the YA voice because it changes rapidly over time, but don't follow trends in subjects.#WLTYA
@agentsavant It seems like contemporary is coming back. Paranormal is still strong. Smaller publishers are good audiences for historical fiction. #WLTYA
@agentsavant Character-driven science fiction is starting to become popular. #WLTYA
Hopefully that gives you your weekly fix of agent advice and great tweets!