Meet the Conference Faculty: Agent Susan Velazquez

“A great idea is nothing without great execution. Great writing isn’t much without a great idea driving it forward.” -Susan Velazquez Every year, the Writers’ League of Texas brings a faculty of close to thirty agents, editors, and other industry professionals to Austin for its Agents & Editors Conference. As

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Meet the Conference Faculty: Agent Kristina Moore

“Plot points in fiction or narrative argument in nonfiction can be improved through editorial work, but the fundamentals of writing have to be there from the start.” -Kristina Moore Every year, the Writers’ League of Texas brings a faculty of close to thirty agents, editors, and other industry professionals to

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Meet the Conference Faculty: Agent Sharon Pelletier

“Understanding your own commitment to writing and to your current manuscript will help you identify which agents to submit to and what questions to ask them when they get in touch and/or offer representation (and it will help prepare you to answer their questions!).” -Sharon Pelletier Every year, the Writers’

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Special WLT Events at the 2017 Texas Book Festival

We love participating in the Texas Book Festival every year, and we’re excited to announce some extra special Writers’ League events that we hope to see you at during what is always a pretty amazing festival weekend. On Saturday, join us at 4 p.m. for a Writers’ League of Texas

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5 Questions for Liz Garton Scanlon

“I’ve come to a much fuller understanding of where good plot originates — from deep inside a character — and that’s been transformational for me.” -Liz Garton Scanlon Liz Garton Scanlon is the author of more than a dozen beloved picture books, including the Caldecott-honored and best-selling All the World,

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5 Questions for Chaitali Sen

“There has to be someone or more than one person (but not too many) that readers can latch on to. Reading a book is like going to a new school. You don’t want to wander the halls alone.” -Chaitali Sen Chaitali Sen is the author of The Pathless Sky. Her

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5 Questions for Amanda Downum, Speculative Fiction Writer

“Put your best effort into a story, but don’t fixate on making it perfect or even saleable. If you find yourself revising over and over again, move on to a new project. Stretch new muscles.” -Amanda Downum Amanda Downum is the author of the Necromancer Chronicles—The Drowning City, The Bone Palace, and Kingdoms

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5 Questions for Marshall Ryan Maresca, Fantasy Writer

“Every book has a moment, where everything just clicks—you know all the beats that remain to get you to the end. And at that point it’s mostly a matter of getting it out of your fingers.” -Marshall Ryan Maresca Marshall Ryan Maresca is the author of the novels, The Thorn of Dentonhill and A

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5 Questions for Publicist Marika Flatt

“There are many ways to promote a book, and they all don’t have to be about doing broadcast interviews or in-person signings.” -Marika Flatt Marika Flatt launched PR by the Book, LLC in 2002, combining her love of the media, public relations, and books. Marika received a Gold Bulldog Award

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5 Questions for Greg Garrett

“If you’re a writer, write. Don’t write for publication, let alone success. ” -Greg Garrett Greg Garrett is the author of over twenty books of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir, including the acclaimed novels Free Bird, Cycling, Shame, and The Prodigal. He teaches fiction writing and screenwriting at Baylor University. On

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