Write It Sideways

Winner of “The Complete Guide to Hiring A Literary Agent” eBook

Thanks to all of you who left comments for the chance to win a copy of Laura Cross’s eBook, The Complete Guide to Hiring a Literary Agent.

I really enjoyed reading all of your responses to the questions:

  1. Why is it so important to you to have your writing published?
  2. What’s the very best advice you’ve ever received on how to get there?

It was difficult to choose a favourite, but the free eBook goes to Amy.

Here was her response:

Hi Suzannah,

I love to write. I am not the best verbal communicator – far from it – but when I write, I feel organized and in control. I love having story ideas swimming around in my head, and I love the challenge of finding the right words to share those ideas with others.

I write for children. Books helped me so much while growing up. It feels right to try to give back.

My writing means a lot to me. Getting published says that maybe my writing can mean something to others, too.

The best advice I’ve received on how to get published is to read, write, and learn. Like just about anything, you can only get better at your activity with practice — so you need to write. Reading published books will help you learn what kinds of stories get published. You can be a good writer, but not all good writing will be published at all times. You need to learn about the business, too, if you want to be a part of it.

Congratulations, Amy! I hope you get a lot of new knowledge from this resource.

I’ll send you your eBook shortly.

If you’d like to preview or purchase a copy of The Complete Guide to Hiring a Literary Agent, you can do so here.

Have a great weekend, everyone.