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How to Get Your Manuscript Respected by Literary Agents

My Rules of the Road

  • Begin by being courteous: and that means while showing them who you are don’t take too much time, and be on time.

  • Impeccable writing is crucial and the term Less is More has never been so important. So, brevity, my friend, brevity.

  • Be honest and accurate.

  • Candor is not only attractive to agents; it’s sexy.

  • An editor will be essential. Even sexier.

  • Simplicity may take more time, but you will see in the finished work it is well worth it.

  • Do not bother telling them your writing is great.  Show them, damn it.

  • Your writing skill is a gift: the sooner you recognize this, the sooner you will have a positive experience.

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