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Query Letters – Some Random Links

I was going to link to another post about authors and depression, but it turns out I’ve stored a ton of links related to query letters.  So, I figured I’d post those now before I forget which ones they are: … Continue reading

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Now I know how agents feel

I am, hopefully, moving very soon.  And in the process of cleaning out my closets I stumbled across my old CD collection.  I have a few addictions in life – Coca-Cola, books, and music.  Which means this collection happens to … Continue reading

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Query Letters (Part 3 ) – Useful Links

OK.  Time to wrap-up the query letter discussion.  Here are some useful links I’ve found related to queries.  I’m sure there are others out there.  Feel free to add your favorites in the comments section. My regular go-to sites are … Continue reading

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Query Letters (Part 2)

So, today I finish (hopefully) imparting the advice I heard at the conference related to query letters.  (Hmm…that’s a terrible sentence.  Don’t write like that in your query.) Ok, a few sobering stats from one of the agencies: -25,000 queries received per … Continue reading

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Query Letters (Part 1)

(Random aside before I start – I wonder if the 6,000 word response I wrote to handle my PITA issue counts towards that million words I need to write before I can actually write well.  If so, I am going … Continue reading

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What’s my novel about? Hell if I know…

I spent the day hanging out with a friend and we had a few hours of time to kill in the car, so she asked me to tell her what my novel was about.  You’d think after three drafts and … Continue reading

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Don’t Send Cookies!

I’ve been reading my way through Miss Snark’s blog (which is still full of lots of useful information even though she no longer posts there).  And last night I ran across this post, which reminded me of a New York … Continue reading

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Read receipt is a bad idea

In honor of the fact that Facebook is now going to indicate if someone has read a message you’ve sent them (and it’s not optional), I figured I’d write a little rant about read receipt. So, for those of you who … Continue reading

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Professionalism

Having spent the last few nights reading through a couple agent/editor blogs (Query Quagmire and Slush Pile Hell) that show the kind of crap that shows up in the slush pile, I figured it was time for a discussion of professionalism. If … Continue reading

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