Author Archives: Lisha Cauthen

About Lisha Cauthen

Lisha Cauthen writes YA novels for guys that girls like to read too.

Category and Genre–the Difference

Today’s post is down and dirty, mostly because I’m feeling down. And dirty. By the way, do not google “down and dirty animated gif”. If you know what’s good for you. CATEGORY–basically, the age of the audience your manuscript is … Continue reading

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5 Easy Steps to Being a Twitter-Pitcher

Twitter-pitching. It’s a thing. And you want to get in on it. But that Twittering–it’s so intimidating. AW COME ON… Don’t let an opportunity pass you by, follow these steps to get in on the next pitching day on Twitter. … Continue reading

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Sometimes, It Really Isn’t You

I don’t know about you, but I’m not one of those rah-rah kind of people. Let’s just say…no one would ever accuse me of being a cheerleader. And it’s pretty easy for me to get down on myself when those … Continue reading

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Closed to Submission

Your manuscript is shiny and happy. You’ve done your research and found the perfect agent for you, your novel and your career. But there’s a problem–the agent is closed to submissions. Do you give up? Not necessarily. If you’re convinced … Continue reading

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Don’t Be a Creeper

We’re told to personalize queries. We’re told to research agents and editors–heck, I told you to personalize queries and research agents and editors. But there is a caveat. Don’t be a creeper. Don’t mention in your query letter how pretty … Continue reading

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August in New York

Okay so remember the movie The Seven Year Itch with Marilyn Monroe and the ever-creepy Tom Ewell? The story’s all about a guy whose wife and children leave New York for the month of August, because that’s what families do … Continue reading

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Deciding If a Small Publisher is Legit

Oh, man. Today we open a It can be hard to decide if a small publisher is legit. Brand new publishers don’t have a track record, but may be entirely a class operation. Long-time small publishers might turn out to … Continue reading

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