The Meaning of Persistence

The Meaning of Persistence I asked people on Facebook to tell me what they’d like me to address on the blog. This post is in response to Lisa Addison, who said: Is it still possible to get a book deal these days if you have a great story but you aren’t a celebrity and it’s not a story that’s on the front pages or on CNN? As a former journalist and as a writer with more than 25 years of experience, I know a good story, I know how to write, I meet deadlines, and I get really nice letters back from literary agents – but still no agent. But if I was a celebrity or someone who knows someone, I’d have one. Super frustrating! Well, Lisa, the answer is simple: yes. There are debut authors getting published in all genres. If that wasn’t the case, why in the world would any agent...
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