Savvy Authors Blog: Author Platform: What Social Media Platforms Should Writers Use?

Choosing the right social platforms. Whether you’re published or yet-to-be-published, it’s important for writers to build an author platform right away. Author platforms are essential for both traditionally- and self-published authors in today’s modern world. But what social media platforms are the best avenues for your books? If you missed the first blogs in my … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: Author Platform: What Social Media Platforms Should Writers Use?

Savvy Authors Blog: How to Get a Literary Agent

Getting published in today’s world is a test of a writer’s persistence, patience, and—most importantly—willingness to do a lot of hard work. When I first started digging into the weird world of book publishing, I remember having a few distinct feelings: Nausea A craving for cheese and carbs—ideally, both An overwhelming desire for a concise(ish) … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: How to Get a Literary Agent

Savvy Authors Blog: Frequently Asked #AskAgent Questions – Part 2

Twitter has become a hub for authors, editors, literary agents, and other book publishing professionals to share industry insiders—not to mention the dozens of (amazing) Twitter contests for authors seeking literary representation for their unpublished manuscripts. One of the hashtags that continues to increase in popularity is #AskAgent. As I detailed in the first article in … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: Frequently Asked #AskAgent Questions – Part 2

Savvy Authors Blog: Frequently Asked #AskAgent Questions – Part 1

As many of you know, Twitter has become a hot spot for book publishing industry professionals to gather, tweet out advice, and host a number of giveaways and #AskAgent sessions. For those unfamiliar with Twitter, select hashtags can be used while tweeting, which make a certain topic or conversation easy to follow by searching for that hashtag. … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: Frequently Asked #AskAgent Questions – Part 1

Savvy Authors Blog: How to Write a Twitter Pitch

An inside look at Twitter writing contests and how to make your pitch stand out. If you’re a writer with a completed manuscript in search of representation, chances are you’ve entered (or at least heard of) Twitter pitch contests. As my Corvisiero Literary Agency colleague, Kaitlyn Johnson, said in her Writer’s Digest article, The Benefits of Participating in … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: How to Write a Twitter Pitch

Savvy Authors Blog: How to Get Literary Agents to Request More Pages

Ah, querying. That dubious part in the writing process when you check your email as often as you use the restroom—perhaps you’ve started checking your email while using the restroom—and wonder if the literary agent has read your query… and if a form rejection is in your near future. Again. Followed on the heels of a well-earned … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: How to Get Literary Agents to Request More Pages

Savvy Authors Blog: 11 “Easy” Steps to Getting a Literary Agent [PARODY]

Storytelling is in the very essence of our nature as humans. From the beginning of time, people have tried to make sense of the world through stories—from naming the stars and the deities behind them, to the causes of natural disasters, to the changing of the seasons. Nowadays, authors—the equally poor modern equivalent of a … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: 11 “Easy” Steps to Getting a Literary Agent [PARODY]