Sometimes a question is so pervasive, asked often enough, and generates such interest, that it bares repeating. Two questions asked of me fit this criteria, “Do I need an agent? How do I know when it’s time to attract an agent?”
As a professional writer, and published author, the question comes up more than ever these days. It spurred me to think back over my own writing journey, and to list some of the key factors that proved I was ready for the leap to representation by a literary agent. This post is rich with links to resources that many aspiring authors will want to follow. If you’ve ever dreamed of selling a book, these are the goals you’ll want to act on.
Ready to get serious? Here’s my answers to the agenting questions:
All of these tips are time tested, and proven to help you succeed, but there’s one more thing I’d encourage you to remember. Include God in your plans. Pray as you partner with Him to succeed as a professional writer. And don’t give up, with Him, ALL things are possible.
Are you ready to pass through the gate toward professional representation?
Anita Fresh Faith
Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business and Inspirational Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Expert, Certified Training Facilitator, Communications Specialist, national speaker, and author of, First Hired, Last Fired — How to Become Irreplaceable in Any Job Market.
She’s a partner in The Zenith Zone, a business coaching firm. Member of the Christian Writer’s Guild, Toastmasters, a client of WordServe Literary Group, and the Simply Sue Speaks booking agency. A graduate of CLASSeminars for Leaders, Speakers, and Authors, a co-founder of The StoryWriting Studio, and speaker on circuit for Stonecroft International Ministries.
Anita’s passionate about business with integrity, healthy relationships, and issues of identity. She travels the country teaching others from her personal experiences and research. She believes it’s never too late for a fresh start with fresh faith. Anita lives in Missouri with her husband Ricky.