Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I Feel Famous (Sort of)

I'm excited.

I asked agent Kristin Nelson (who blogs at Pub Rants) a question about showing vs. telling in first pages, and she gave me a great answer.* Click here to read it.

In this series Ms. Nelson has been giving examples of first pages that caught her attention and led to her offering representation. It's a great series, so if you're an aspiring writer not already following it, I'd take a look.


*And I won't even hold it against her that she spelled my last name wrong. *wink* The name my husband gave me is long and complex and throws even the most seasoned telemarketer into seizures of terror.

6 comments:

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  2. You ARE famous! How cool to be featured on Kristin Nelson's blog! She practically broke the rules for your awesome question! Great question, great answer!
    KristinCreative

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  3. Thanks, Kristin. Yeah, I felt that little thrill when I saw it there. My actual question was so long -- she edited it quite a bit, which made me laugh. Something else I need to work on: brevity. Thanks for the comment!

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  4. That is what I was going to say: great question! And great way to start the day, with a cause for celebration. :)

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  5. It took me years of writing to finally get showing vs telling. One day a light bulb went on in my brain. And then it all became clear.

    Kristin Nelson rocks. You are so famous now!!!

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  6. Tee hee! Thanks, Bethany. And thanks, Nathalie, too. I'll look forward to the day when I truly understand this and can tell by instinct exactly what it takes to get the perfect balance.

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