Category Archives: Querying

Be memorable.

Secretariat "The Greatest Horse That Ever Lived" winning the Triple Crown in 1973 by 31 lengths. You may wonder why I put this here. After all, it's a writing blog, not a horse blog. Bear with me. I don't know … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to enter!

This is to remind people that today is the day for entering the Agent-judged Contest – Twitter Style! at QueryTracker. It's a 24hr period, starting at noon today, so I hope you have your entry ready!

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QueryTracker Contest

More info on the Querytracker Contest Agent-judged Contest – Twitter Style! Suzie Townsend of FinePrint Literary Management has graciously agreed to judge an adult fiction contest. (For completed manuscripts only.) What to enter: A Twitter-style pitch (140 characters or less, … Continue reading

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Laugh in the face of adversity

I’m not going to let a rejection get me down. If I did, I’d best get out of this writing business right now, because once I do find the right agent, the right editor, it won’t be all smooth sailing.

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Online Pitches – Scott Eagan

Literary agent Scott Eagan from the Greyhaus Literary Agency is taking online pitches on the Dunes And Dreams RWA Chapter's blog today. He only represents romance and women's fiction–but YA romance accepted too. Check out the Dunes and Dreams blog … Continue reading

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Dear Lucky Agent Contest

Chuck Sambuchino from Guide to Literary Agents is hosting the third "Dear Lucky Agent" Contest. Here is the gist of it: This will be a recurring online contest with agent judges and super-cool prizes. Here's the deal: With every contest, … Continue reading

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To snark or not to snark

The topic of this post is content, and what your content says about you, the author.

Believe it or not, it says a lot.
The topics you choose tell your readers where your mind goes to wander, where it tiptoes through fields of daisies, or tapdances through minefields. (The latter is to be avoided, you tend to end up minus some limbs.)
Personally, I prefer to tiptoe through minefields, but hey… that’s me.
The crux of the matter is this: What you post is out there for all to see. Once it’s out there, you can’t take it back. Even if you delete it, some search engine probably already archived it someplace you can’t demolish — even if you want to.

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