In advance of the 2016 Writers of Color Roundtable event at GrubStreet's Muse and the Marketplace conference they kicked off the conversation with #Muse16 presenters. In this installment is literary agent Ayanna Coleman, who lead a Muse session on The Character of YA...
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By Laura Nsafou In the long discussion of diversity in literature, the focus is on the characters and their unique perspectives. Many writers pay so much attention to the personas within their story that they end up neglecting one of the biggest indicators of...
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How to Tighten Your Manuscript By Michaela Whatnall Revision comes with many challenges, but there is one that can be particularly hard to face—cutting down your manuscript. As a writer, you’ve spent months, maybe years, getting your words onto the page, only...
By Laura Nsafou Turning the first page of a new manuscript is exciting. When it comes to meeting new characters, it's all about discovery. When writers submit their manuscripts, agents experience their stories' impact like a first-time reader. We want to...
By Laura Nsafou Writing a novel needs a critical mind. There’s a plot, some characters, a setting, and the actual words made into sentences and paragraphs need to have a certain style that brings the aforementioned pieces to life. Unfortunately, many times when...