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Caitie Flum @caitief · 3d

@AuthorKatM @caitief Can you try "ownvoices work about [insert sexuality] main character"? Just wondering, b/c I do… https://t.co/oRFIJlusVm

@bachbunny @AuthorKatM You can just say "This is own voices" in the paragraph you give genre and word count. #askDVpit

Jennifer Ung @JenPanda · 3d

are the setting and elements expected to be more generic to appeal to US market? Thank you! 😊 #askDVpit

I don't think the setting needs to be generic/US-based so long as the themes and emotions feel universally resonant… https://t.co/xgjUrEfySQ

Beth Phelan @beth_phelan · 3d

@DVpit_ @beth_phelan Should I create a twitter account for my pen name instead of doing #dvpit from my personal account? #askDVpit

@Foobs_Fooberman @DVpit_ I guess that depends on your reasoning but either way should work out fine! #askDVpit

J. Marcelle Corrie @jmarcellecorrie · 3d

Project A: #ownvoices Project B: not I love them equally but project A is giving me a hard time. Which should I prioritize? #askDVpit

Write the one that's always on your mind, the one you always go back to, the one you feel strongest about #askdvpit https://t.co/zKjCVM2lq9

Kate Brauning @KateBrauning · 3d

Is YA contemporary slowing down? I've noticed the SFF genre seems to be doing well right now. #askdvpit

I'm absolutely looking for more great contemporary YA & adult #askDVpit https://t.co/RMK5wU9peo

Caitie Flum @caitief · 3d

This is tough. I guess it isn't necessary, but it helps. There are some things I'm unlikely to request unless it is… https://t.co/WwEcmIYhdl

This tends to be the things I identify with. Have read some really bad rep of things I also have/am, and that's really tough #askDVPit

Kate Brauning @KateBrauning · 3d

If you're told that your novel is over-written for upmarket fiction. Does it mean that you write amateur prose? #askDVpit

2/2 See if you can get feedback from industry pros in good contests or charity auctions. And keep going! #askDVpit https://t.co/2CAAIgeSSN

Kate Brauning @KateBrauning · 3d

If you're told that your novel is over-written for upmarket fiction. Does it mean that you write amateur prose? #askDVpit

Nope. Could just be a voice thing. Keep it in balance with any other comments on your prose you've gotten. #askDVpit https://t.co/2CAAIgeSSN

Caitie Flum @caitief · 3d

@elisa_stryker I'd say go with whatever feels most organic for your story. The right editor/agent will never see to… https://t.co/rEAwjaUpUy

@JenPanda @elisa_stryker I agree completely. I was concerned that it was a bit too graphic in a manuscript, and we… https://t.co/K46obHkikQ

Caitie Flum @caitief · 3d

I always feel awkward including my sexuality when querying an #ownvoices MS. Necessary to even include? #dvpit #askDVpit

This is tough. I guess it isn't necessary, but it helps. There are some things I'm unlikely to request unless it is… https://t.co/WwEcmIYhdl

J. Marcelle Corrie @jmarcellecorrie · 3d

I always feel awkward including my sexuality when querying an #ownvoices MS. Necessary to even include? #dvpit #askDVpit

If you don't feel comfortable including your sexuality in your query, you definitely don't have to include it… https://t.co/O9WM3XKw0E

Jennifer Ung @JenPanda · 3d

#askDVpit @JenPanda Do you edit strictly YA, or so you work with MG as well?

@re_marz Mostly YA! MG only if there's a super compelling reason for me to take it on. #askDVpit

Kate Brauning @KateBrauning · 3d

#askDVpit What goes in the author bio paragraph if you don't have publishing credits? Thanks!

Anything that relates to the story, a bit of your personality, anything that tells us who you are. Doesn't have to… https://t.co/izy1VoSAcs

Jennifer Ung @JenPanda · 3d

@JenPanda How much sex is too much sex? How graphic? Like lead up to it then flash to the next morning? #askDVpit

@elisa_stryker I'd say go with whatever feels most organic for your story. The right editor/agent will never see to… https://t.co/rEAwjaUpUy

J. Marcelle Corrie @jmarcellecorrie · 3d

What's your turn off? In MS and in pitching #askdvpit

In pitching: If the pitch isn't clear or concise #askdvpit https://t.co/FGdHLfz4FK

Caitie Flum @caitief · 3d

Spend a lot of time crafting your letter and have it read by people unfamiliar with your story to see if they're in… https://t.co/klhQZ8oGb3

@SChakrabs This is great advice! #askDVpit

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 3d

How do agents feel about sex in YA? Not graphic fifty shades of grey level but casual sex. #askDVpit

@BaileyKnaub Teens have sex. So if it makes sense for your characters, go for it. Like everything in a book, it sho… https://t.co/Ned92A8Q2S

#DVpit @DVpit_ · 3d

In fact, if I am intrigued by a pitch, I'll usually go to that person's twitter profile and look for those other variations. #askDVpit

Important! And @beth_phelan does this too! #askDVpit #dvpit https://t.co/ZrNgcOqqRH

Kate Brauning @KateBrauning · 3d

#askDVpit : Q2: Is there a # or way to say that the ms's POV (each chapter) is from a different room in a house? important to my story...

@BrendaYun An indication in the chapter heading, maybe? Headings can mark POV owners without a problem #askDVpit

J. Marcelle Corrie @jmarcellecorrie · 3d

Should you try a few variariations on your twitter pitch for the same day? Or should you stick to one and adjust for next time? #askDVpit

Switch it up, see what works, and if one is getting more love than others, use that one for the remainder of the ev… https://t.co/9suG0rqHUD