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Tracey Tracey's Blog

I’m happy to be included in the October issue of Writer’s Digest magazine.Why? Their cover says it all:Your Guide to Getting an Agent. (http://www.writersdigest.com)

Perhaps your manuscript is nearly complete or maybe you’ve received too many rejection letters. (Trust me, it happens.) No matter where you are in the writing process, this issue will help you find your way.

My contribution, “Pitching in Person: Five Steps to Conference Success” is for those of you who will be attending writing conferences, in part, to secure an agent. I’ve been there and done that and I’m hopeful my article will help make the pitching process a successful experience for writers.

However, my piece is but one part of an issue that is a truly valuable resource. You’ll find articles on how to sell your non-fiction book or different ways to secure a book deal. Also included is a list of 28 agents actively looking for new writers. There is also a fine piece that discusses how literary agency services are evolving to meet the need’s of authors writing for today’s publishing world. (Consider it a “must read” for anyone interested in having work publishing.)

Something I’ve noticed these last few years is how many people in the second half of life are drawn to writing. Some of you are quite serious about what you want to see published. Kudos to you! The next step is within your reach – just make sure you do your homework!

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