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I've written articles and blogs and given many talks—both before and after my book was published—about why I wrote my memoir. It's not that the reasons I talked and wrote about aren't true; it's just that they weren't fiercely true. Accessing my truth hasn't always come easy. Let's just say [...]
Sat, Mar 25, 2017
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She's just too mean. That's the comment I heard from an agent about the protagonist in the manuscript that I was pitching about nine years ago. That's fine, I thought. Different strokes, right? Then I heard it again from a different agent that I had queried: “She's so mean. It [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
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Patricia Nelson joined Marsal Lyon Literary Agency in 2014. She represents adult, young adult, and middle grade fiction, and is actively building her list. In general, Patricia looks for stories that hook her with a unique plot, fantastic writing and complex characters that jump off the page. On the adult [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
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Some novelists go to graduate school to get MFA's. I went into the movie business instead. Permit me to share a memory from my time working as a Veep for the Samuel Goldwyn Company. I was in London for several weeks with a screenwriter named Paul. One day, after working [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
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