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Querying quandry. (I love Q words...and Q!)

(When you all get a copy of Darrows in your hands or on your screens, you’ll get that.)

I have never experienced such a rollercoaster before. 565 more words

Learning Lessons

Please Help Me Translate Litspeak

If you read the following two articles (edited for length but all points intact), you will most certainly be confused. The first article is an interview with literary agent Jane Dystel at indiereader.com. 2,675 more words

Book Publishing

Querying, the fear of success.

About a month ago, I had reached a point where I was about 98% happy with my manuscript. After so many rounds of editing and rewriting and pushing things around I realized that I was saving that 2% so I… 694 more words

Writing

10 Query Tips from a Literary Assistant — Week of 11/07/2014

I’m a literary assistant at The Seymour Agency. Our agents, Mary Sue Seymour and Nicole Resciniti represent a range of genre: Christian/Inspirational, Fantasy/Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Women’s Lit, Romance. 368 more words

Writing

Georgina Cromarty reblogged this on The Writing Chimp and commented:

nice article, good tips

Query letters are harder to write than the novel itself!

“Dear Agent:

When Isabella Porter was fourteen, she lost her younger sister, Anna, to the atrocities that were their lives. After setting a fire that killed the man who abused both her and Anna, she was on her own, left to find a way to break the chains that continued to hold her captive. 399 more words

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Writing the “Dreaded” Query Letter: Part III of a III Part Series

As you’ve stuck with me for the last few weeks, without further ado, here is my “for now” final draft:

Dear XXX:
Eleven-year-old Cady Martin has a lot on her plate: honing her telepathic abilities, interpreting auras and learning to navigate the memories of others. 692 more words
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No comparison

One of the things agents and editors look for in a query letter is a comp title (I think I talked about this before, but if I haven’t, it isn’t too hard to find many blogs that have). 526 more words