It’s Aliveeee: Query Tips Are Back!
I’m sorry for being a horrible blogger in the past month and a half. Please forgive me and take these query tips as my peace offering.
@johnmcusick “QueryTip Avoid terms like “slowly” or “gradually.” They suggest your story unfolds at a sluggish pace.”
@MJsRetweet “If your book is a mainstream paranormal romantic suspense science fiction thriller with mystery elements – you may need to focus.#querytip”
@MellyMoulton “Never ever start a query letter with “To whom it may concern.” You’re just shooting yourself in the foot. #querytip”
@jawlitagent “So, here a gentle reminder for all you writers out there. Please number the pages of your manuscripts. Always. #writingtip #querytip”
@JillCorcoran “send your query and ms pages in Times New Roman 12. I can’t read so many of the odd type faces & sizes I get #querytip #askagent”
@dreamoforgonon “Don’t start your novel with the weather. There’s a reason “how about this weather we’re having?” is an awkward small talk joke.#querytip”
@AgentShea “I can know in one sentence if something is right for me. #querytip”
@sztownsend81 “I love it when queries are concise but also have voice that matches the tone of the ms.
#nanowrimo #querytip #NanoNewLeaf”
@jawlitagent “Don’t confuse a query with a synopsis. Query letter = should hook me, make me wanna read more. Synopsis = rather dry plot outline.#querytip”
@byobrooks “From a query with no salutation: “If you are not interested, don’t bother to reply.”
#Querytip: If you’re not polite, don’t bother to query”