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by Skyhawk
December 20th, 2009, 10:54 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Just call the agent on the phone is a bad idea.
Replies: 18
Views: 4039

Re: Just call the agent on the phone!

I thought I made it pretty clear, more than once, that I am only sharing my experience and offering suggestions. But perhaps a newbie wouldn't read the whole thread and get the wrong impression. I'll admit now it was a bad idea. As for the standard method of submission, at least for memoir, it HAS v...
by Skyhawk
December 19th, 2009, 1:03 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Just call the agent on the phone is a bad idea.
Replies: 18
Views: 4039

Re: Just call the agent on the phone!

Also...I never said..."the only way I'll have a chance is to call or go to conferences." You are taking this out of context. The conferences will improve your chances greatly. If you want to sit back and pray you are the one or two out of 100 that get published. then pray hard. You wanna do a little...
by Skyhawk
December 19th, 2009, 12:10 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Just call the agent on the phone is a bad idea.
Replies: 18
Views: 4039

Re: Just call the agent on the phone!

Good points. Let me see if I can address them one at a time. keep in mind, I'm only sharing my experience. I'm far from expert. If an agent's website indicates "no submissions" there are two things you should consider. !. It may not be updated and if they are really interested in your work, they WIL...
by Skyhawk
December 18th, 2009, 5:21 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: The Best Advice You'll Ever Get...
Replies: 0
Views: 1345

The Best Advice You'll Ever Get...

Okay Guys. I'm gonna give you the best advise you can expect to ever get if you really want to get published. When I made the commitment to finish my memoir. I moved all the way down to a little house on the beach in Baja, California. I was given a book to follow in preparing my proposal as a gift f...
by Skyhawk
December 18th, 2009, 4:44 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Just call the agent on the phone is a bad idea.
Replies: 18
Views: 4039

Re: Just call the agent on the phone!

Shadow...I know he is. He rejected me! And no. Every agent was polite, businesslike, professional, didn't appear to be annoyed, and advised me to either submit, or they weren't taking new clients. It went quick and easy something like this: Hi Ms Agent? Are you interested in a non fiction right now?...
by Skyhawk
December 18th, 2009, 4:09 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Just call the agent on the phone is a bad idea.
Replies: 18
Views: 4039

Re: Just call the agent on the phone!

Well Hello Nathan...I had a feeling we would be hearing from you on this one. Okay, fair enough, they were being polite. And yes, if each one of this did that, it would get ridiculous. But you know what? I came damn close with Christina and it sure felt like it was going to work for a minute. Someth...
by Skyhawk
December 18th, 2009, 11:31 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Just call the agent on the phone is a bad idea.
Replies: 18
Views: 4039

Just call the agent on the phone is a bad idea.

I just wanted to share with you two things you may not of considered in your efforts to secure an agent. I have, on several occasions just called the agent on the phone to ask them if I could submit. You'd be surprised how many times they actually answer the phone! Why would you do this? For one, ma...
by Skyhawk
December 17th, 2009, 5:16 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Query and Book Proposal...Getting and Evaluating Feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 4764

Re: Query and Book Proposal...Getting and Evaluating Feedback

Mira...Point well taken. I do the best I can with what I have to work with and I'm learning more each day. So far, anyone who has read my material has offered nothing but compliments so much so, I had no idea it was even that good. I also work with a copy editor who has written 18 books and is very ...
by Skyhawk
December 17th, 2009, 11:04 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Query and Book Proposal...Getting and Evaluating Feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 4764

Re: Query and Book Proposal...Getting and Evaluating Feedback

Okay, fair enough. I do tend to be a little quick to get to the point and slwoing down to make a better one is a valuable critique. I do belong to a writes club and are blessed to have a copy editor who's written 18 books and just absolutely loves my writing. I have put my stuff out there and got no...
by Skyhawk
December 17th, 2009, 9:06 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Query and Book Proposal...Getting and Evaluating Feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 4764

Re: Query and Book Proposal...Getting and Evaluating Feedback

Mira...Thank you so much for taking the time to express your honesty and being sensitive about it. You have touched on some very interesting points. A "niche" audience. My very first exact concern. All the junkies are using, not reading books! Well first off, although I had been told for years that ...
by Skyhawk
December 16th, 2009, 6:31 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Query and Book Proposal...Getting and Evaluating Feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 4764

Re: Query and Book Proposal...Getting and Evaluating Feedback

Hey guys...Thanks for all your feed back and to answer some of the questions, I have since gone back and forth from 1st to 3rd person depending on my mood and to whom I'm talking to. Most of this crap just flows off anyway just like the book. To accomplish "tight" and meet the needs of what's consid...
by Skyhawk
December 14th, 2009, 8:31 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Query and Book Proposal...Getting and Evaluating Feedback
Replies: 24
Views: 4764

Query and Book Proposal...Getting and Evaluating Feedback

I don't have a standard query. I write a fresh one each time I solicit an agent. It's my belief that they like to know you did a little research on them first so I'll mention something in the query that I know about them. I would think the small personal touch may help in getting your query a little...