Nope, I haven’t gone stark raving mad.
I haven’t lost it during the process of trying to getting my fiction published.
I’m just reacting to (and kind of celebrating) two interesting pieces of writing:
- This The Billfold post: Calling All Literary Agents, Via Your Blog where Meaghan O’Connell wrote about Miles Klee, a writer who posted about his agent needs on his Tumblr.
- Writer and writing coach Angela Booth mentions in one of her free e-books (I think it was called Blogging for Dollars) where a client of hers mentioned she was looking for an agent. Lo and behold, the agent found her through the description of her work online.
(I also reached out to Miles Klee to find out if he found the new agent he was looking for via his TUMBLR blog. I’ll update if I get an answer.)
Established writer and coach Marilyn Horowitz also encourages you talk about your writing and keeping a presence online.
So why not?
There are no guarantees. In fact, it probably won’t work. I. And yet, here I roll:
1 novel, 1 one-hour TV drama pilot, 1 feature drama
– They are low(er) budget, mainstream yet different enough. And they are similar in genre(s), even though the weight of romance, comedy and drama differs.
So I won’t be pissing off any producer or agent by saying I have one period drama, one CGI-heavy sci-fi and one gory horror. (Although I don’t promise never to write these, except from the gory horror.)
– I’ve a niche. I’ve specialized. I’ve been doing this for a while.
– None of the (manu)scripts are their first (or fourth, for that matter) drafts.
And they will each get their individual posts, detailing each project without spoiling anything. I have query letters and synopses for that (you know, those thing where you actually have to give away the ending and twists and all.)
– Oh, and the best of all, their medium can be easily converted into another.
My novel would work as a script, and my scripts could be turned into a novel.
So there you go, agents and producers.
And again, as Marilyn Horowitz points out in her book Sell Your Screenplay in 30 Days Using New Media (aff. link), I’m my own agent until I get one, so here I am. Letting the world know. I have stories I can’t wait to share.
In case you are in the market for contemporary romantic dramas with a sense of humor. The TV pilot placed as a semi-finalist in 2014’s Creative Writing Awards.
What do you guys have? Share away in the comments, including links to your blogs and Twitter accounts. And do read each other, follow up on the people whose work/comment you enjoyed.
That’s how communities are built upon.
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