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Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · 1d

Shannon Obed @ShannonObed

@NaomisLitPix Went from middle grade to YA. I kept a few characters. I feel like it could recognizable but it's really a different story. Was fantasy but now is romance/ fantasy.

Replying to @ShannonObed

Well my recommendation would be for you to let agents know it's a major revision of a previously seen title IF they requested to read pages. If just the query was rejected, you can prob just re-query.
If any other #askagent folks want to weigh in on this that would be cool!

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 4d

The Impact Previous Book Sales Have on Your Current Submission #askagent bookendsliterary.com/2018/06/20/the…

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 6d

Dana L. Davis @DanaLDavis

@UweStenderPhD What your favorite book of all time?

Replying to @DanaLDavis

That's tough. But if you told me that I could never ever read anything other than THAT book, I'd pick: Gottfried Benn
"Sämtliche Gedichte." HE was a misunderstood genius whose poetry is HEAVEN and everyone else's is garbage. (Which is why I cannot read poetry at all anymore.)

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 6d

CameronWrites @trueCameron22

@UweStenderPhD This is not as much of a tips/tricks question, but I assume seeing your last post that I'd be best served waiting until after your vacation to shoot a query?

Replying to @trueCameron22

Not necessarily. The single most difference to queries during that time is that I don't respond unless I am interested, which my out of office message CLEARLY conveys. I will still read upon my return, but not respond per my SPECIFIC message.

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 6d

Hanna Alkaf @yesitshanna

@UweStenderPhD Hi Uwe! Do you think the season your book is published in makes any difference to how well it does?

Replying to @yesitshanna

Possibly. In the fall A LOT of books are up against best selling authors or lead titles. And that could be detrimental. At the same time, it could help, as more books are often sold. So, I guess in the end...it does not necessarily matter.

Alison Weiss @alioop7 · Jun 17

Brooding YA Hero @broodingYAhero

@alioop7 Where might one go to acquire an interesting destiny that will take multiple books to complete? #askkidlit

Replying to @broodingYAhero

Why to the Forest of Stories, of course. But since I know you're afraid of the dark . . . and spiders . . . and bunny rabbits, best bring @YAevilEXgf along.#askkidlit

Alison Weiss @alioop7 · Jun 16

Alison Weiss @alioop7

@ChrisBedell I think showing over telling is always better. You don't need to tell us a character is upset--you see that through their action and reactions. #askkidlit

Replying to @alioop7

That being said, it's all in HOW you provide the information. If you're using exposition skillfully where it's helping rather than hindering the pacing and character work story development, no one's going to complain.#askkidlit