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About kitfrazier

Award-winning novelist and former big city journalist who bumped into a cowboy and woke up in the wild, wild west.

Pitching at National . . .

The first thing to know about pitching to an agent or editor is, “Don’t panic.” I know getting an audience with an agent or editor feels like your entire writing career, your life and those of your pets and children … Continue reading

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Query Letters that Made Agents, Laugh, Cry & Wet Their Pants (okay, I made that last part up)

As promised, I’m sharing query letters that sold actual, real live books with very little blood shed, and sent lots of people running through the back yard to do the Happy Naked Sugar Dance. The following is one of the … Continue reading

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How to Write a Query Letter and a Helpful Hint: Don’t send nekkid pictures of your personal parts

Once you’re comfortable with your research you’ve done on your Dream Agent, it’s time to get down to business. Find out whether Dream Agent prefers email or snail mail, and make sure you get address, name and spelling of name … Continue reading

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Agent Quest, Cute Kitties, and some of the best advice I’ve ever received

I woke up late last night to an unfamiliar sound–Rain! Not enough to end the record- breaking Texas drought, but welcome and lovely, and I went outside and raised my face to the thundercloud and let the wind and rain … Continue reading

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JK Rowling was rejected 12 times–Get a good agent & up your odds

This workshop is an interactive To Do List from agents, editors and bestselling authors on how to get your foot in the door and what to do with your foot once you’re in. It’s the long, arduous journey how I … Continue reading

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Please, for the love of God, don’t use fireworks this year

I know, I usually try to find the funny side of almost every thing. But I want to tell you, anywhere in Texas, even in usually green, fertile East Texas, fireworks are not funny. I don’t care who you are, … Continue reading

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Perfect Pitch–How to get an agent’s attention

The first thing to know about pitching to an agent or editor is, “Don’t panic.” I know getting an audience with an agent or editor feels like your entire writing career, your life and those of your pets and children … Continue reading

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