It's week 2 of Deana Barnhart's 'Gearing Up to Get an Agent' blogfest and I can't wait to get stuck in.
The Challenge: a story chain!

I love this idea and have tried it in the classroom with my students before. Some children really got into it were great at ending on a cliffhanger that gave the next child something to work with...others were less than impressed, or so they said - but their pleasure upon hearing other people's wacky additions to the story was obvious.

I just hope I'm not the dud of the group. I'd hate to be 'the kid' who leaves the story on a flat note and has the next person in line cursing and wanting to throttle me.

And now onto the point that I wanted to make. Since this blogfest is all about 'Gearin' up to Get an Agent' I thought I'd invest a little time in getting to grips with how to go about trying to find an agent.

I found this really useful video. That's about as far as I've got, but I'll keep you posted on how I get on with my agent research in the coming days.


  1. Vicky, I'm sure whatever you come up with will be interesting! I've never done a blogchain thing before, so I'm a little nervous too, but it's all for fun, right?

    I'm starting to look for an agent for one of my novels too. I've been collecting names that sound like they might fit my work at the back of my writing notebook.

  1. I'm nervous about writing for the challenge as well! I bet we'll both be fine. :P

  1. Hi Alleged and Andrea, thanks for dropping by! It's going to be fun for sure. Just hope I don't mess up with the timing of it can get a bit confusing when you're in New Zealand!

  1. Andrea, this probably a very silly question but...have you had to go through the process of finding an agent/publisher for each of the many books you've published, or have some of them been commissioned/automatically accepted by agents/publishers you've already worked with?

  1. Thanks for the link to the video. I thought it was super enlightening.

  1. LOVE your website, Vicky. You are posting after me and I'm scared, too. But getting out of our comfort zones a little bit is good:)

  1. Anxiously waiting for your part of the chain. =D

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