SJGA Agent/Author Lindsay Ribar

- by Karen Sandler

A chat with Lindsay Ribar, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates agent and upcoming Dial author. • Tell us a little about yourself personally and professionally—where you went to school, where you’ve worked, favorite or unusual hobbies. Well, I went to school at NYU.  I actually started out as an acting major, in the musical theatre program […]

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How Far Would You Go to Get Published?

- by Karen Sandler

I frequently write a post in answer to YA Highway’s Road Trip Wednesday blog prompt. Recently, the question was asked, How far would you go to get published? They used a graphic that listed four possibilities: (1) Jump on the trend train, (2) Switch to a well-selling genre, (3) Minor revisions suggested to sign with […]

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Embryonic TANKBORN (How a Script Became a Book, Part 2)

- by Karen Sandler

Screenwriting is an entirely different world than the publishing world. The most obvious difference is the format–a script looks entirely different from a book manuscript. In a film script, dialogue is set off in blocks with wider margins. The dialogue alternates with description, each scene identified by an interior or exterior location. As an example, […]

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Embryonic TANKBORN (How a Script Became a Book, Part 1)

- by Karen Sandler

I think the question authors are asked most often is “Where do you get your ideas?” Unless I’m being flip (“Mail order. Three for a buck for the hackneyed ones, a couple hundred for a really stellar concept), I find it a hard question to answer. That’s because a novel is so complex, with so […]

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