The Worst Ways to Begin Your Novel: Advice from Literary Agents, by Chuck Sambuchino

From: August 6, 2013 This column is excerpted from Guide to Literary Agents, from Writer’s Digest Books. No one reads more prospective novel beginnings than literary agents. They’re the ones on the front lines, sifting through inboxes and slush piles. And they can tell us which Chapter One approaches are overused and cliché, as well as which writing techniques just plain don’t work when you’re writing a book. Below, find a… Read More

Congratulations again, Deidre Havrelock!

Deidre Havrelock will be producing her children’s picture book, “Where the Buffalo Roam,” in cooperation with Banff as part of the plan to reintroduce bison to Banff National Park. We have set our Wordherders cover image to a picture of the buffalo coming home, in honor of the Banff Bison initiative and Deidre’s book deal.