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April 16, 2010

Writer Tip: Abby Wood

“The best tip given to me when I started my writing career is…BE PROFESSIONAL. From your first query letter to your follow-up thank you that you send after receiving a rejection. Publishers, editors, and reviewers will remember how professional you acted. You want them to know that you take your job seriously. Remember: You want to leave doors open. Don’t give them a chance to slam the door with diva-like behavior.”

Visit Abby Wood’s website at www.authorabbywood.com
Purchase Abby’s latest release, Throwing a Kink in the Kidnapping.


  1. Maria D.

    This is really good advice…I also think that it should be applied between the author and their readers :grin:

  2. Abby Wood

    Thanks Shelley for having me here today. This was such a great idea, and I have really enjoyed hearing all the advice.

    maria- That is so true. We are all human, but should try our best at always being professional. It also helps that most of our interactions are over the computer, so if we make sure our fingers are typing the polite words, no one will hear what we are muttering about. ;-)

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