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Saturday, April 30 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
8K: How NOT to Sabotage Your Chances With an Agent FILLING

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Authors who want to publish via the traditional model know that an agent can be an ally, editor, partner, and advocate. But what authors don't realize is there are countless ways to sabotage an agent-author relationship before it ever begins. During this interactive lecture and Q&A, we'll explore common pitfalls new authors are particularly susceptible to that can keep agents from making an offer. We'll look at various aspects of "author life" that can help -- and harm -- your chances with an agent, including critique partnerships/writing groups, social media/blog presence, your personal reading list, pitch contest participation, and more.

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Rebecca Heyman

Book Editor and Coach, Rebecca Faith Editorial
Rebecca Faith Heyman is a freelance book editor whose no-nonsense, compassionate, creative critique and astute book coaching have been helping authors tell their stories for almost a decade. Her clients have found representation with Penguin Destiny Romance, D4EO Literary Agency, New Leaf Literary & Media, the Jennifer Lyons Agency, Miller & Browne, Donadio & Olson, Literary Arts Representatives, and more, as well as achieved... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Whittier Room