Adapted from the leftovers of our annual agent issue, you’ll find a bevy of advice—concerning querying, beta readers, editing, and more—from 16 literary agents in this article.
In this online exclusive by agent Gina Panettieri, we take you behind the scenes of another impressive contract—this one a debut mystery trilogy from an unlikely source that inspired a bidding war.
Who would have thought that a little blue bird and a pound sign could enhance your #writing life—and even land you an agent? Tweet your way to success with this handy guide to the best hashtags for writers.
When you sign with an agent, you’re choosing a partner for your career—which means it’s important to choose carefully. We asked subscribers to share the best parts of their agent relationships, showing both what’s important and what’s possible. Let the stories below be a guide as you seek the right match—and read more about the requirements of a solid partnership in the October 2017 Writer’s Digest.
Crime novelist Michael Connelly shares more of what he learned in adapting his iconic character Detective Harry Bosch for TV—from externalizing internal character struggles to reconsidering backstory, setting and more.