Thursday, October 4, 2007

Pushing Daisies

This has absolutely nothing to do with publishing, but last night I saw a fantastic new show called Pushing Daisies (ABC, 8pm EST). I definitely recommend checking it out, especially because I think it's too strange to last more than a season.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Your Biography

Lately I've noticed a number of queries that were skimpy on a biography. Most agents really do care about your professional and personal history - at least in how it connects to your work. I've listed below the basic areas you should hit.

  • Publishing Credentials. Previous books, short stories, etc. Other agents might feel differently, but POD books don't impress me, unless the sales are significant.

  • Professional Career. What do you do for a living? How does it affect what you write? Do you have a special knowledge that will be evident in the manuscript?

  • Personal Details. List anything that affects your writing. Where do you live? Hobbies? Major events in your childhood? Family?