It’s my privilege to have marketing and communications expert Robin Houghton on the blog today! Robin contacted me last year to be a part of her new book Blogging For Writers and I said, well, yes of course! And now a swell pic of my legs is part of her wonderful resource. Today she’s sharing her top tips for getting out of a blogging slump.
I am currently sitting in my writing cafe, nursing a cup of chai tea and glowering at the person occupying my favourite comfy chair. So I thought I’d procrastinate from the WIP with a blog post. (Because I cannot write without my comfy chair…this is the person I’ve become.)
It’s now been a few months in the query trenches, the query-coster, the staring at my in-box refresh, refresh, refresh! And I thought I’d share some resources I’ve found helpful.
Query Tracker: This is the best way to keep track of all the agents you’ve queried, those you want to etc. You can read through comments from other queriers and if you become a premium member (highly recommend) you can soothe your brain with copious amounts of reports. There’s charts and graphs and stats, links from agent’s profile to google search, AgentQuery, Publisher’s Market Place and more.
Writer’s Digest Guide to Literary Agents: A great way to find new agents and what they’re looking for. New agents are looking to build their lists and often come with the support of a seasoned agency. Also agent interviews, query advice and lots of other things.
Literary Rambles Agent Spotlight: Just about the greatest series of blog posts ever. Comprehensive profiles on so many agents, what they’re looking for, interviews, quotes, clients, recent sales.
Mother. Write. (Repeat) Agent Interviews: Brilliant, in-depth interviews.
Michelle4Laughs Query Questions: I may have spent last night reading through all these posts. Interviews with agents about all our query fears, as well as what they’re looking for. Really, really good.
Stacey O’Neale Literary Agent Interviews: Another great source of interviews.
That is just a taste of my research. There’s so much stuff out there! If you’ve got some favourite query resources let me know in the comments :)
I’m going to continue to glower at the occupant of my chair now.
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