After a Writer’s Conference

As Jessica and I drove home from an especially full day of sitting and listening and sitting some more to agents give their two cents review of authors’ first pages, we had “thoughts” about the agents’ manners and behaviors. You know the look of disdain at taking up their time or the sneer at the first line. Needless to say, we critiqued them and pleased ourselves with our witty repartee. Thus our whiny blog idea was formed.  The road to publishing is crammed with traffic and full of potholes: my favorite experience is 2 of 4 agents said my genre was narrative nonfiction and 2 others told me it was a novel based on a true story.  Oh, well…Go forth and complain!  Sandi


10 thoughts on “After a Writer’s Conference

  1. I love that you went to a writers conference. I have never been to one, sorry to hear the agents were a bunch of meanies!! I am working on a memoir, or so I thought but perhaps its a nonfiction narrative? I don’t know now! EEEKK!! So happy to have found your blog! 🙂

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    1. Mama Lisa, thanks for your question. What I learned is if you are not filling in with your own created story details and actually know the story first hand, then the genre is narrative nonfiction. I said I was given a skeleton and filled in the muscle and tissue; that comment made it a novel based on a true story. Does that answer your question?

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