Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Questions For Scott

For the next several days, I will be on a break. But that doesn't mean you should be on a break.

What quesitions do you want answered here. Post those questions and when I get back to the blog, I'll answer them.

See you soon and give me something to write about.



  1. How many times would it be appropriate to query the same agent with different projects? If an agent's comments run along the lines of "I wasn't excited about this particular story line," and they try again with the next story, at what point does the writer cross that magic line from persistance to pestering?

    I've only queried one book so far, but it will not be my last. I don't want to end up being the kind of author agets roll thier eyes and think, "Oh not her again."

  2. How important is an unpublished author's social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, website, blog) in the quest for publication?

  3. What are the most common reasons you get rejections from publishers?

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  5. If you receive a submission and the author already has a publisher such as Harlequin interested, would you automatically offer representation? Or do you need to really love that person's writing and the project as a whole to take them on?

  6. In your submissions info on the Greyhaus site, you put a lot of emphasis on "real" stories and "real" characters. Can you give some examples from already published work that fits your standards for "real?" Who are some authors you would recommend for someone wanting to get a better feel for "real" stories?