Comments on: Barnstormers’ Baseball, Will this Author Hit a Home Run Yet? http://www.storytimestandouts.com/2011/09/12/chapter-books-to-enjoy-with-children/barnstormers-baseball/ Raising Children Who Love to Read Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:51:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.6 By: E. R. Yatscoff http://www.storytimestandouts.com/2011/09/12/chapter-books-to-enjoy-with-children/barnstormers-baseball/#comment-1976 Tue, 13 Sep 2011 20:46:42 +0000 http://www.storytimestandouts.com/?p=455#comment-1976 I had a deal with an agent (now deceased) who proposed: you read my property and I’ll read yours. The story concerned a yound boy whose father had escaped from jail and everyone in town wondered if this man would come back and steal away the boy and get vengence on the town. That was the first chapter. The rest of the chapters were old time school antics. and anticipation for the return of the con. Well. the man never did show up. My son, then in Gr. 5 tried to read it and couldn’t get past chapter 4 because it was boring. I told this to the agent who said, “Well, I like it, and it will be published.” And there you have it the secret to writing success: it’s not what you write but who likes your writing. This is why I gave up up on traditional publishers.

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