Tips for Preparing to Meet With a Literary Agent

Elaine Ash, author, editor, and book coach, discusses how writers should prepare for a meeting with a literary agent. First, create your book’s elevator pitch. Writers need to have their own 30-second advertisement crafted and ready to share. She encourages writers to listen to the 30-second commercials on the radio for examples, and suggests writers start by writing a synopsis of their stories in the same way a Hollywood “logline” pitch would be written. This is three sentences that describe...
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