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”Dear Lucky Agent” Contest: Fantasy and Sci-Fi

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May 112010
 

The Guide to Literary Agents blog regularly has a “Dear Lucky Agent” contest, with a different category each time. The current contest is for Fantasy or Sci Fi novels!

E-mail the first 150-200 words of your novel, along with links to two social media announcements you’ve made about this contest — yes, this blog post is one of mine! — for a chance to win a critique of the first ten pages of your work and a year’s subscription to WritersMarket.com.

Entries will be judged by literary agent Roseanne Wells of Marianne Strong Literary Agency.

See the Guide to Literary Agents blog for more details.

What I do on Twitter

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Jun 062009
 

For those who don’t know, Twitter is a social media site where folks exchange conversation, ideas, and — most importantly for me — information.

I’ve been spending a lot of time on Twitter, finding out more about publishing, writing, markets, and agents. I’ve also been sending this information to my Twitter followers.

For those who use Twitter, you can follow me at @BJMuntain. For those who’d rather not, I’ve now set up Twitter here on my blog. If you look to the right of this blog, you’ll see my 5 latest tweets, under the heading Writing and Publishing news from Twitter.

Now, not all my tweets will be about writing or publishing, but most will. I post about 20 tweets per day, so there will be a lot of information.

I will, of course, still update this blog — I’ve actually been updating it more since becoming active on Twitter. It’s a lot easier to find the types of news I like on Twitter.

I hope you find this new source of news useful!

A Simple Will for Writers

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Mar 082009
 

I was on Neil Gaiman’s blog today, reading about the death of his father, when a link caught my eye. It said:

My current crusade is to make sure creative people have wills. Read the blog post about it, and see a sample will.

Well, since my parents have been bugging me about making out a will (since they’d have to deal with all the crap anyway), I checked it out.

There’s some very good advice there, and a lawyer-drawn sample will. Very useful. I thought I should share.

Thanks, Neil, for this great resource. I’m sorry about your father. He must have been a wise man to have raised such a wise son.