April 7, 2017

Well, it happened.... I heard back from that agent (he will remain nameless - to protect him AND me!)

He wrote another brief email:

"Hi Will,
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this! Shall we discuss literary representation when you have a moment?"

I will call him tomorrow and th...

April 3, 2017

I am hesitant to even write these words...but I may have hit pay dirt.

A VERY REPUTABLE AGENT IS CURRENTLY READING MY ENTIRE 179,000 word MAGNUM OPUS (or is that magnum albatross?) !

I sent a very normal looking query out and got back a very atypical response: 

"Than...

April 1, 2017

     When I first started writing what became my fantasy, Dreams of The Kindred, I had no experience at all in writing fiction, other than a couple dozen poems. I had never written anything longer than thirty pages, and that was a paper for teacher certi...

March 18, 2017

When I was sixteen years old, and attending Community High School in Ann Arbor, I made a list of the creative things I'd like to accomplish in my life. 

Here is a reconstructed version of that long-lost list:

(It is a sort of "bucket list", but this was well before anyo...

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I am offering this letter to the web to help aspiring writers to write a more effective query letter: 

Dear (insert agent's name here),

In a primeval fo...

My Epic Quest for a published book: My "winning" query letter, or what he read to open the magic "door".

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