Questions to ask when the offer comes

An agent recently offered a friend of mine representation. I heard about this first thing when my friend pinged out critique group with a frantic message about what he should ask before inking the deal. It was eye-opening for me, since I’ve got material out and if I got the call today I would be …

Oh, the questions they ask

An interesting part of the pitching experience that, in retrospect, should have been ultra-obvious was the question I might get asked. I didn’t consider it much before-hand–combination of nerves and other fish to fry, such as nailing down the essence of my story. But questions were asked. Some I fared all right with, others I …

The Main Event — Willamette Writers Conference 2007

I know, it’s been a week since the big conference, and the blog has been eerily silent. Well, rest assured this is a good thing. The silence comes from my feverish work in almost every spare moment (apart from a little Wii boxing for tension relief, and quality time with Amber) revising my synopsis and …