This is a place for fiction writers and those who represent them and edit them to gather and discuss the process and the business. If you have ever even fantasized about writing a novel you are welcome too.
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Diane O’Connell is a former editor at Random House and author of six books, including the award-winning The Novel-Maker’s Handbook: The No-Nonsense Guide to Crafting a Marketable Story. As editorial director of Write to Sell Your Book she has helped dozens of authors achieve international publishing success. Diane’s passion for helping authors improve their craft and for the entire process of writing and publishing has made her one of the top editors in the field and a sought-after speaker at writing conferences and workshops throughout the US.
I'm so sorry! I think I sent all of you a message rather than posting this as a discussion here. My question was, as a first time novelist, I wondered if there was a word count limit that agents and…Continue
After twenty plus years, my novel is in the final stretch running towards the finish line. I'm so pleased about this. My editor, who loves the book, wrote: "The best way to get an agent and…Continue
I think I used the wrong button to start a discussion, so if the earlier version of this landed in everyone's inbox, my apologies.How do you feel about (illegal) "content-sharing" websites? I'm back…Continue