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Friday, February 15, 2013

What Agents Want in the First Five Pages


Searching for agent tips earlier this week, I came across Amy Trueblood’s First Five Frenzy series. This series is GOLD for both the agent-seeking, querying writer and for any writer looking to improve those all-important first pages.

Via Amy’s blog:

The First Five Frenzy is a series of agent interviews that helps aspiring writers understand what works and what flops in those first pages they submit. With each new interview agents reveal what lines caught their attention, and how good writing draws them in and encourages them to request more. This series is a must read for any aspiring author who wants their first pages to shine in the submission process.

Please head over there and check out the following interviews when you have a moment!

Michael Carr – VeritasLiterary Agency
Kate McKean – HowardMorhaim Literary Agency
Mary Kole – Movable TypeManagement
Amy Boggs – The DonaldMaass Literary Agency
Diana Finch – DianaFinch Literary Agency
Brandi Bowles – FoundryLiterary + Media
Alyssa Eisner Henkin –Trident Media Group

You can follow Amy Trueblood on Twitter @atrueblood5


34 comments:

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    1. My pleasure~ I was happy to come across them :)

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  2. I read that. I almost wish I could sign something in blood instead. It'll probably be easier. lol. I'm totally just kidding. =)

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    1. Oh, thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm not engaged. I used the wrong word. lol.

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    2. OMG, you used the right word, I just read it wrong. Maybe because I was watching JLo in the movie The Wedding Planner last night :)

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  3. Thanks for the links. Sounds like something to look at if you're going to query those agents.

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    1. Good point~ I'm sure it's not all blanket advice that applies to everyone, but it's a good place to start :)

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  4. So timely again, Jess--thanks! Was tweaking my query letter again (again?!) this week. I've bookmarked this and will take a look for sure.

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    1. Great~ hope it helps you land some requests!

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  5. Thanks for the links. I was looking for some good reading:)

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    1. My pleasure~ you've had some amazing posts lately and I'm still playing catch-up!

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  6. Looks like some great links here! Thanks! :)

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  7. Great link. I'll definitely check out some of their ideas. Have a great weekend!

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  8. Interesting and helpful post. Thanks for the links!

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  9. Thank you! You always list such great resources. Today I won one of the spots in the secret agent lottery - not sure what that means, but thank you :)

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    1. That means your entry will be posted in the contest! Congrats!

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    1. Oh good! Glad the post is helpful!

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  11. WOW! This is gold!! Thank you. :)

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  12. Thanks the links. I'm off to check them out. :D

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  13. This is such a great find!, Jess! wow! Thanks for sharing it!

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