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How Do You Find a Literary Agent?

Finding a literary agent is a research project that’s best conducted by you. So, while some ways to find an agent might include: stalking them on social media, soliciting referrals from other writers who have agents themselves, and throwing darts

Posted in The Business of Writing, Writing Life

Do You Need a Literary Agent?

A common question for all new writers – and the answer, almost always, is yes, you need a literary agent. Why Do You Need an Agent? With the rise of ebooks and self- and indie-publishing, many writers are asking WHY

Posted in The Business of Writing, Writing Life

A Novel You Can’t Put Down: Anaerfell (The Blood of Dragons)

Drast and Tyran might be considered a bit black-hearted, or even immoral. Drast is cunning but reckless, hunting for admiration. Tyran is calculating but tactless, searching for affection. When the two brothers set aside their ambitions to fulfill their father’s

Posted in Author Spotlight

Literary Agents: What Are They?

In the past, I’ve talked a lot about how to write and rewrite a fiction novel manuscript. But unless you’re doing it just for the LOLz, you probably have aspirations of someday being published. Now, you might decide that self-publishing

Posted in The Business of Writing, Writing Life

Has Anybody Here Seen Mike?

Hi everyone. Yes, I’m still breathing. You can’t get rid of me that easily. But I can understand if you’ve been missing me. I’ve been a little scarce lately. No, I wasn’t in the back of a limo, and I

Posted in Announcements, Author Event, Commitment, Fiction, The Wedding of Eithne, Writing Life

The Wedding of Eithne: Into the Night #Excerpt

With the day of her arranged wedding fast approaching, will the Lady Eithne agree to marry King Eowain? What sinister forces have gathered to oppose the happy day? The unrelenting torrent carried Eithne under the black stone wall. Eithne’s face

Posted in Fiction, The Wedding of Eithne

The Wedding of Eithne: Escape from the Sacred Hill #Excerpt

She did not set this geas upon herself, didn’t ask for the special attention of the Gods to her love-life. Yet the time for her decision has come. Eithne picked at the cold meats, the early spring berries, and felt

Posted in Fiction, The Wedding of Eithne

Hedge King in Winter Amazon Kindle Giveaway Winners!

Last week, in anticipation of the launch of The Wedding of Eithne: Fourth Tale in the Matter of Manred, I sponsored an Amazon Kindle Giveaway of the book that started it all: The King is Crippled! Can his brother, Lord

Posted in Announcements, Fiction, Hedge King in Winter, The Wedding of Eithne

13 Week Rewrite: The Round-Up

You’re done with your rewrite! Now what? Congratulations!! You’ve completed the rewrite of your book! That’s no small feat and you should be proud of yourself. Take a moment and celebrate! Ok good. Now, time to get back to work.

Posted in Process, The Business of Writing, Writing craft, Writing Life

The Romance of Eowain Amazon Kindle Giveaway!

In anticipation of the forthcoming release of The Wedding of Eithne on 25 April, we’re sponsoring another amazing giveaway! Their families have feuded for a generation. Marriage between their two clans would bring peace. The Matter of Manred Continues… The

Posted in Announcements, Fiction, The Romance of Eowain, The Wedding of Eithne

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Michael Dellert is an award-winning writer, editor, publishing consultant, and writing coach with a publishing career spanning 18 years. He is currently working as an independent freelancer. He lives in the Greater New York City area.
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