Please welcome DC Jacobson to the Allume blog.
My niece’s favorite show is “So You Think You Can Dance?” True confessions? Don’t judge me, but I watched it a couple of times with her—just two :-). And while I don’t think I’ll become a regular viewer, I had to admire the dancers with all their different backgrounds—ballet, hip-hop, ballroom and more—all learning new skills so they could dance in different ways.
When my colleague Jenni Burke and I spoke in a workshop last year at Allume, that’s the question we asked the bloggers gathered there. We asked, as they considered writing books, if they would be willing to exercise new writing muscles. We suggested that just because you can write a blog doesn’t mean you can write a chapter and just because you can write a chapter doesn’t mean you can write a book. And even if you can, we suggested that “just because you could doesn’t mean you should”—writing a blog is a privilege just as writing a book is.
We were delighted to sign four authors to our agency who attended Allume last year. Three of them already have contracts with publishers—we think they’re delighted too! 🙂
So we’re coming back to Allume this year, hoping to meet some more wonderful writers. You kept us so busy last year that we’re bringing four agents this time! If you would like to meet with us to discuss a book project, please view our appointment schedule:
You can check out our website at www.dcjacobson.com to review agent profiles to determine if there is a specific agent you would like to meet with (please choose only one). Jenni Burke, Heidi Mitchell, Tawny Johnson and I will be attending.
See you soon!
Don Jacobson, President – D.C. Jacobson & Associates