What are your writing New Year’s resolutions?

What are your writing New Year’s resolutions?

We’re on the cusp of a new decade, so it’s a time for reflection. Also champagne. What are your resolutions for the new year, writing and otherwise? Mine include: Finish revising my new novelRethink my social media presencePublish two new writing guidesBetter carbon offsetting for travel What about you? Need help with your book? I’m available...

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A lot can change in a decade and yet…

A lot can change in a decade and yet…

When the clock struck midnight to ring in January 1, 2010, I was a literary agent with Curtis Brown Ltd. in San Francisco, I was married, and the ink was barely dry on my first book deal for the Jacob Wonderbar series. Little did I know that nearly everything in my life was about to change. Within a year and a half I was divorced, I left the publishing...

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Happy holidays!

Happy holidays!

I’m going to take another quick blogging break for the holidays. I hope, however you celebrate or don’t celebrate, that the next few weeks are joyful and a time for reflection and determination about the days ahead. I’ll return on December 30 with fresh posts. A few things while I’m away: I recently discovered that I was having...

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What was the best book published in the 2010s?

What was the best book published in the 2010s?

Somehow the decade is almost over and lots of people are looking back. LitHub recently published a whole compendium of book best-ofs for the 2010s, including best novel. While I read so many great books throughout the 2010s (A Very Large Expanse of Sea, Station Eleven, Dirty Wings, The Sky is Everywhere, The Hate U Give to name but a few), I wonder if the...

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Why some authors have agents but no books (This week in books)

Why some authors have agents but no books (This week in books)

The Arctic! Photo by me. Follow me on Instagram! This week! The books! First off, I am very pleased to announce the winner of the Amusingly Humorous Book Title contest! Congrats to Jason, who successfully worked the referee and the voters with his clever play on my newest book: How To Book a Pub: 41 Rules For Successfully Booking A Pub That You Will Love...

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Don’t write queries in the second person (Query critique)

If you’d like to nominate your own page or query for a public critique, kindly post them here in the discussion forums: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the BlogNominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog And, of course, if you need help more urgently or privately, I’m available for edits and consultations! Now then. Time for the Query...

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ABOUT NATHAN

Hi, I’m Nathan. I’m the author of How to Write a Novel and the Jacob Wonderbar series, which was published by Penguin. I used to be a literary agent at Curtis Brown Ltd. and I’m dedicated to helping authors chase their dreams. Let me help you with your book!

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