Is Black Swan Based on an Archetype?

Natalie Portman won the Golden Globe for her performance in the Black Swan. It’s a riveting tale about a ballerina who wins the coveted role in Swan Lake, but she slowly lose her mind and becomes the Black Swan, the White Swan’s evil twin. Is this movie based on an archetype called the Black Swan? […]

Writers Keep Track of Your Query Letters

I’m sending out query letters to literary agents for my non-fiction book for teens. I also sent out a few query letters for my children’s picture book. Thank goodness for programs like Excel and Microsoft Office OneNote. I can use either program to track my query letters and to create a database of contacts. I’m […]

Writers Must Have a Marketing Platform for Their Books

I’m querying literary agents and have found the process to be quite interesting. No two literary agent submission guidelines are alike! It will behoove you to know what your marketing platform is because some literary agencies will ask you to explain your platform in your query letter. For example, one agency I queried is Books […]

Jeff Herman to be Featured on Savvy-Writer.com!

Jeff Herman is coming to Savvy-Writer.com! You may have read my blog post about Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, and Literary Agents 2011, 21E: Who They Are! What They Want! How to Win Them Over! (Jeff Herman’s Guide … Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents) which is a must have for writers who would […]