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Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 4d

A writer as a main character makes me wary, I wonder how much of the author's ego is tied up in the story.… https://t.co/zqUiJYYZnx

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 4d

@UweStenderPhD Last Q: your agents reponse query response time is very fast I noticed on your website. How do you a… https://t.co/zeMIABcGq0

@LVanBrakle We try to please. #TeamTriada 😀😎 #askagent

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 4d

@UweStenderPhD #askagent Another Q made me think of this: Does it send a negative message if my comps are TV shows/movies instead of books?

@weedsandroses Not at all. My favorite comps are movies and TV. #askagent

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 4d

@UweStenderPhD How do you feel about stories w/ midlife women reinventing themselves? Some say it's being over done.

@lisaroewrites If the story is unique, and with a strong hook, why not? If it's the same old same old, then NO. #askagent

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 4d

@UweStenderPhD #askagent May I ask another, please? I don't like Comps in a query. Do you think they should always… https://t.co/hZdtuAXufK

@Earth101Story No, not necessarily. Sometimes they are useful to "ground and place" the work, and might help with a… https://t.co/cSBHxbSE5H

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 4d

@UweStenderPhD #askagent do you like queries to be personalized or jump right into the pitch?

@vanessaepeay As long as you greet me "Dear Uwe" etc., I am fine. There is always a fine line between personalized… https://t.co/8NCmHW0QEL

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 4d

@UweStenderPhD during a Twitter pitch contest, if I receive likes from more than 1 agent @ the same agency, what is the protocol? #askagent

@LVanBrakle I can only speak for #TeamTriada . You can submit to all of us who liked it. #askagent Just tell us so we know.

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 4d

@UweStenderPhD Know it's subjective but your thoughts on importance of character names particularly regarding setting #askagent

@RebeccaSchibler I love quoting my grandmother "It makes me no nevermind." 😄 #askagent

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 4d

@UweStenderPhD - What's your thoughts on authors using Wattpad? Do agents consider this a form of self-publishing? #askagent #amwriting

@jenniferlwriter I have a wonderful client who is also a Wattpad star. #askagent

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 4d

@UweStenderPhD If I sign wi/an agent & get a book deal, then the agent and I part ways what happens to the royalty… https://t.co/w1BFMnnSYP

@RebeccaSchibler The agency who sold your book will rightfully get the royalty forever. Until the end of time and beyond. #askagent

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 4d

@DDezotell I'm not afraid to take on anything. I can only speak for myself. I have no clue what other people do or don't do. #askagent

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 4d

@UweStenderPhD Is there a genre/sub genre that is out of vogue or saturated at present? #askagent

@PatumPeperium I believe that dystopia still is. But regardless, I would write what I would feel compelled to write… https://t.co/4KniDOyyw7

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 4d

@UweStenderPhD received a revise&resubmit from an agent. they're closed to queries for summer, do I wait until they reopen to send #askagent

@LVanBrakle I would not. Strictly speaking a revise$resubmit is not a new query, so as long as they stand by their… https://t.co/WYyKlou9zi

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 4d

@UweStenderPhD Your opinion about when to stop querying & revise. Worked w 2 editors & beta readers. No bites from… https://t.co/7stqpzojLF

@KADorgan I would never quit if you still love the manuscript. But I would write a new novel as well. #askagent

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 4d

@UweStenderPhD Best to call my YA wip sci-fi/fantasy or speculative fic? Is there a definitive difference? #askagent

@Maria_Tureaud I think speculative fiction is the umbrella under which sci-fi/fantasy falls. But I don't think it m… https://t.co/Piy056WA8o

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 4d

Thanks @UweStenderPhD . Etiquette Q: If you query an agent but No response, what about live pitching them at a future conference?

@KADorgan I would.If they don't respond, how would you know if they ever received it?Of course you could decide not… https://t.co/GJVS2dnTzh

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 5d

"Publishing is a really personal business. These are people's dreams." @ericsmithrocks is LIVE on Facebook: https://t.co/hCQWQd0LEG #askPSLA

Meg LaTorre-Snyder📚 @MegLaTorre · 1w

@MegLaTorre #askagent , basic question, if we queried w one ms, and got rejected, is it ok to apply to same agent w diff MS?

@rameo89 Yes, different MS to same agent is OK. You don't want to query same MS to multiple agents in same agency, however. #askagent

Meg LaTorre-Snyder📚 @MegLaTorre · 1w

@MegLaTorre Minimum word count to be considered a novel? I've heard various numbers thrown around throughout my travels 😎

@tommythescribe Personally, I prefer longer stories. 70K is probably my minimum for YA & up #askagent

Meg LaTorre-Snyder📚 @MegLaTorre · 1w

@MegLaTorre In terms of trends, how do you see 'quest fantasy' at this time? thanks #askagent

@anuponthenet I like them! I think quest fantasies are personal preference--nothing big that I've heard in terms of trends #askagent