Wednesday links: Evaluating an offer and over-dramatizing

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most this week.

  1. When a Literary Agent Says Yes: Evaluating an Offer (or Offers!) of Representation, from Helping Writers Become Authors: I’ve read quite a bit about the sorts of questions you should ask an agent who’s interested in representing you, but this article had some that I hadn’t come across before. It’s definitely something to take a look at it if you’re getting ready to query. Excerpt: “The relationship needs to be a good fit to work well and last decades. Many writers and agents describe the partnership as a marriage, and you must make sure that you’re compatible in terms of goals and careers as well as each other’s strengths and weaknesses.”
  2. 6 Way Authors Over-Dramatize, from Jody Hedlund: Over-the-top writing can be done well, but it’s pretty rare. This article takes a look at a few things to watch out for in your own writing. Excerpt: “However, as I was recently listening to a novel through Audible, I realized that sometimes authors can OVER-dramatize. To the point of distraction. To the point that the writing quality begins to suffer.”

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