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A Letter to A Literary Agent–From a Dog’s Point of View

Posted by lindamartinandersen on December 15, 2015

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“A Letter to A Literary Agent–From a Dog’s Point of View” by Linda Martin Andersen

This is the season for writing letters to Santa.  At this point in my writing career, it’s also the season to write letters to agents and publishers.  So, just for fun, and to help reduce stress while I wait for responses, I decided to write a letter to a fictitious literary agent from a dog’s point of view No, it won’t get mailed; however, it is available here if anyone would like to contact Bow-wow about representation.  😉 Gotta give me credit for trying.

Here’s a letter written from Bow-wow’s point of view:

Copyright 2015.Linda Martin Andersen. Poster at Quozio.com

Copyright 2015. Linda Martin Andersen. Poster at Quozio.com

Recently, I began following blogs written from a dog’s point of view.  I decided to give it a try myself.  How about you?  Have you ever written from a dog’s point of view?  Maybe you’d prefer to write something from a reindeer’s point of view, in honor of the season.  Try it.  It’s fun.

When I’m nervous, I often choose to write something humorous.  Exercise also helps me deal with stress.  What about you?

Thanks to my friend, Tracy Campbell http://www.tracycampbell.net/shop.html for insights with this post.  Check out her website to get to know her and her pet’s point of view.

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14 Responses to “A Letter to A Literary Agent–From a Dog’s Point of View”

  1. Such a fun post, Linda. Thanks for the shout out. And all the best to you when you send out your queries. Woof woof. That’s from Indy 🐶

  2. Joan Y. Edwards said

    Dear Linda,
    This is a very fun post. I’m glad that Tracy Campbell helped you with it. She’s one sweet lady. I hope you get a nice reply from Boneyard Literary Agent! Kristine Stanley writes neat blog posts about her dog, Farley. My husband, Carl, wishes he knew what animals were saying and thinking. It’s fun to think from an animal’s point of view. Enjoy your day!

    Never Give Up

    • Joan,
      Bow-wow may hear back before I do. Either way would be great! I’m glad you enjoyed my silly fun! Tracy is definitely a sweet lady. She and Indy took a look at my letter to make sure all the points were clear. I hope Carl is finally able to understand all the animals one day too. That would be special wouldn’t it? I love Kristine Stanley’s blog posts about Farley and I learned about her on your blog. A fun way to write!

  3. Carol baldwin said

    Never from a dog’s pov. First story as a kid was from a cat’s!!! And exercise helps with a lot!

  4. I read this aloud to Farley and he is wagging his tail in approval!

  5. This is great! I must set Millie to work writing to agents for me 😉

  6. joycemoyerhostetter said

    Clever! And yes a little humor is truly healing. I tend to exercise outdoors to relieve stress but I also welcome laughter.

    • Joyce,
      I know you’ve been very busy working to meet the deadline for your upcoming novel; so I’m sure you could point out multiple ways to handle stress. Happy you were able to meet your goals! Thanks for commenting and also for the compliment. Glad you enjoyed this.

  7. sandra214 said

    I loved this, Linda! So clever and funny. You made my day.

    I hate to admit what I do when I’m stressed. Let’s just say I’m working to change my approach from an internal one to one that involves exercise.

    • Sandra,
      What a wonderful thing to hear–that I made your day. Thanks so much! When things get stressful, put some fun back into the mix.

      No confessions necessary here. We all have room for improvement. Sounds like you’ve got a plan. Hope it helps you deal with stress in the best way for you!

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