Nathan Bransford: Literary Agent and Author

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Sep
16
2014

Page Critique: Let actions speak for themselves

Page critique Tuesday!If you would like to nominate your page for a future Page Critique Event, please enter it in this thread in the Forums. Also, I'm offering personal consultations and edits if you...

Sep
15
2014

Dirty Wings by Sarah McCarry

When someone asks me what all the hullaballoo about YA is these days, I don't start by talking about Twilight or The Hunger Games, I talk about how there is Literature, with a capital L, being written...

Sep
09
2014

Guest post (and giveaway!) - How and when to revise your manuscript

Nathan here! I'm very pleased to have a guest post today by David Zeltser, whose debut novel LUG is going on sale today!Better yet, we're giving away three signed copies of LUG! All you have to d...

Aug
27
2014

How do you name your characters?

This question comes from reader Puneet Agrawal, who is wondering about a seemingly simple and yet quite complicated and important question: How do you name your characters?Where do you draw your inspi...

Aug
26
2014

Page Critique: The danger of starting with dialogue

If you would like to nominate your page for a future Page Critique Event, please enter it in this thread in the Forums. Also, I'm offering personal consultations and edits if you're interested in that...

Aug
25
2014

What to write about when it feels like everything has already been written

This unnerving moment happens to every writer:You finally get the nerve to tell someone your idea for a book. You describe your idea, you brace yourself for whether they think it's good or bad, but in...