In case you missed it, this is a transcript of the “twitterview” I did yesterday. This visual version was prepared by Novel Publicity. I did want to point out that a couple of my answers, which were across two tweets, were combined in this transcript and a few of the questions and answers were omitted.
On the question of whether aspiring writers should look for an agent or try to find a publisher directly I replied:
Initially, I just sent proposals using Writer’s Market. My biggest seller (85,000 copies) sold that way. After that, got an agent
Once you have a track record you can get an agent. Yes, it is a Catch-22.
Upsides and downsides to working with agents. They get you things you won’t on your own, and it is good to have someone in it w/ U. (I ran out of characters on this tweet.)
But if your agent doesn’t like a proposal and you really believe in it, don’t take it as the last word.
Also after the end of the official twitter view I answered a question about whether there will be more from the characters in Angel. (Short answer: Maybe.)
And I added on the question about the inspiration for the character of Ian:
A bit more on the inspiration for the character Ian, see the third question in this interview: http://bit.ly/ukwTv6