News from Dead Darlings

Here at the Dead Darlings office we've been asking others for their advice. Last month we spoke to several novelists about craft and looked closer at the stressful process of finding an agent.

From the writers' room

Lauren Grodstein, author of Our Short History, shares how writing for an audience of one helped her find her narrator's voice. 

Pamela Wechsler, author of The Graves, told us how she built the character of her latest novel's villain and her writing routine. 

Jeanne Blasberg, author of Eden, talks about how she juggles the story and perspective of four generations of woman and time shifts of 85 years. 

Seeking representation

Lisa Birk provides advice on how to prepare to meet with agents.

Literary Agent Patricia Nelson her perspective on the industry and offers advice for writers seeking representation. 

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