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Publishing Insider #1 – Jennifer Johnson-Blalock of Liza Dawson Associates

Good Afternoon, Readers ūüėÄ Today I‚Äôm starting¬†a new series: Publishing Insider!! It was inspired by my realtalk post on getting your foot in the (publishing industry) door: Sharing a post I wrote, based on advice I just gave, to recent grads seeking that elusive "first job in publishing." https://t.co/vOZb7YYqRO — Patrice Caldwell (@whimsicallyours) June 1,… Read more »

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A Visit from Literary Agent Erin Murphy

Last Thursday my Writing For Children class had the honor of being visited by Literary Agent Extraordinare–who’s also the agent of the course professor, Susan Meyer–Erin Murphy!!! YES. It was phenomenal. (Also she was wearing yellow & blue, #classcolors) To give a bit of background information, Erin Murphy is one of the top children’s literary… Read more »

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Teens taking over world

We teens seem to be taking over the world…what’s new ūüėČ Whimsically Yours, PnC

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Must Follow Blogs for Writers

Hello My¬†Fantastically¬†Lovely Readers, A writer’s journey is often a very lonely one however we tend to make it¬†lonelier¬†than it has to be by not reaching out to those¬†individuals/groups that have resources we need. For me, when I decided I wanted to pursue writing¬†professionally¬†I didn’t know what to do or where to go. ¬†Luckily this blog… Read more »

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Help! – The Publishing Process

This is a super helpful post…great advice for any newbie writer ūüôā Whimsically Yours, PnC

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October Agent Pitch Contests

In addition to being BOOKTOBERFEST! October is also a hotbed month for agent pitch contests.  In these contests, often hosted on the blogs of various writers, you have the chance to get up close and personal with an agent.  Many times the agents have the ability to request a full or partial manuscript thus bypassing the querying stage.

If you need advice on how to hone your pitch/prepare for these contests visit Sticking to the Story’s blog post on The New Way to Land an Agent.

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BOOKTOBERFEST!

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In honor of all of the wonderful things I have planned this month, the revising & eventual querying of my first book: BLOOD OF ISIS, the completion of my second book: CONFESSIONS OF A PRE-TEEN WITCH, and as a countdown to NaNoWriMo, I have officially declared October on Whimsically Yours…

BOOKTOBERFEST!

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GUTGAA – Meet & Greet

Hello Everyone ūüôā ¬†This year I’m participating in Gearing Up to Get an Agent (GUTGAA), and the first day is today. ¬†So here is a little about me & my answers to the Meet & Greet Questions.

Hi! I’m Patrice!

I’m a nineteen year old college student in the Boston area studying English with a Creative Writing concentration and Sociology, and I hail from Texas!!!