Interview with Noah Lukeman, Literary Agent

Noah Lukeman, The First Five Pages, The Plot Thickens, literary agent, writing, advice, publishing, fiction, novelNoah Lukeman is theĀ President of Lukeman Literary Management Ltd., founded in 1996, and he is the author of the bestselling books The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile and The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life. He has valuable insight into the world of publishing, as he has worked on both the agent and editorial sides of the publishing industry.

Read the interview with Noah Lukeman.

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My life has been pretty simple. I grew up in Alabama and graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor's in Advertising. I have spent about the last ten years in web development. In 1998, a friend of mine and I started a web design company we ran for three or four years before deciding to close it due to the demands of school. Since then, I stayed in the web working with various companies in Alabama. I worked for a brief period with Southern Progress, namely with Southern Living magazine and Health magazine, in their web departments. While there, I also wrote for Southern Living magazine,, and the company's internal newsletter. I write as much as I can. For the last five years, I have been working on my first novel. I am on the third revision now and hope to be finished with this draft by the end of the year. I also write short fiction, though not as frequently as I used to due to the time I spend on the novel. My goal is to have my novel published in the next three years. Other interests include: History (particularly medieval and ancient civlizations), Reading, Foreign Language (I currently speak Spanish but plan to learn as many as I can), Landscape Photography, the outdoors, sports (especially college football), and Travel.

2 thoughts on “Interview with Noah Lukeman, Literary Agent”

  1. I laugh as I read multiple authors who have gone the route of advertising, graphic design, and web design, my path before returning to writing, too. I’ve enjoyed going through your web site and gaining more knowledge. I love historical fantasy fiction, and it’s some of what I write. Your novels look interesting, and I will check them out. I will have to look at Noah Lukeman’s books, too, to make sure I am doing everything I can!

  2. I guess I was in the Web industry before I started writing seriously, unless you count the countless short stories I wrote in elementary, middle, and high school. But none of those are good enough — in my opinion — to post on my site. Hopefully, those will stay buried in my parents’ attic forever šŸ™‚ I’m glad you found and enjoy my site. Please come back and comment often.

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