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AnneRat21 karma

Hi Paul, thanks for doing an AMA!
Do you have any tips on how a writer can get an agent?
I'm not a writer myself, but have a friend who is. After she sent a chapter to her preferred agent, the agent requested her full manuscript (which I'm told is a very good sign!). Sadly though, she has not heard anything back after many months. Are writers meant to follow up, or wait patiently until an agent responds? Thanks.

AnneRat13 karma

Appreciate your insightful reply! Will send her a link your comment.

AnneRat6 karma

In the British Library's Arctic collection, are there hand written journals from early explorers?

Also, what has been your best experience so far of being a writer-in-residence at the library? Thanks.

AnneRat2 karma

I enjoyed watching the film Wild, about a woman hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, with one of the outcomes being spiritual fulfilment. Is the Appalachian Trail a similar experience?