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Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 1w

@UweStenderPhD What is the best way to mention multi-povs in a query?

@KimberlyVale_ Ha, just say "There are 4 or whatever POVs" #askagent

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 1w

With memoir ALWAYS ask yourself, why would anyone care about my life?!? #askagent

Alison Weiss @alioop7 · 1w

@alioop7 What is/are the most important thing(s) you look for in a picture book? #askkidlit

@weedsandroses I'm thinking of the kid sitting on someone's lap having it read to them. If they're not going to sta… https://t.co/jHZPCo7NvT

Alison Weiss @alioop7 · 1w

@alioop7 Open to considering MG Fantasy? (Just a general #MSWl Question, not trying to twitter pitch) #askkidlit

@ChrisBedell Yes, Sky Pony is open to it, as am I. #askkidlit

Alison Weiss @alioop7 · 1w

@alioop7 When can we bring back the double space after periods? #askkidlit

@AuthorLandis NEVER! #askkidlit

Alison Weiss @alioop7 · 1w

@alioop7 2/2 I feel like agents would be leery of an attached file in an unknown email. #askkidlit

@PaprLstr8tr When I bought MY wordless picture book, I started with the link in the email first, and then looked at the dummy. #askkidlit

Alison Weiss @alioop7 · 1w

@alioop7 2/2 I feel like agents would be leery of an attached file in an unknown email. #askkidlit

@PaprLstr8tr Pitch the concept, the story line, and I honestly don't think it would be a bad idea to have a link to… https://t.co/22Mx0oR0B5

Alison Weiss @alioop7 · 1w

@alioop7 How do you query a dummy through an initial email? Is a link to an online file appropriate, or attached to… https://t.co/pnidqLfWqF

@PaprLstr8tr Well, first understand I'm coming at this as an ed. I think you'd query an agent on this differently. #askkidlit

Alison Weiss @alioop7 · 1w

@alioop7 #askkidlit Is there an industry standard/guidelines for no of pages in a wordless picture book? How to que… https://t.co/TOvA2hMdJp

@PaprLstr8tr I don't know that I'd query that w/o a dummy, though. #askkidlit

Jo Unwin @jounwin · 1w

@jounwin is it possible for someone unpublished with no qualifications and no connections but has written a book, to get an agent? #askagent

IT DEFINITELY IS - AND I CAN SHOW YOU MANY, MANY EXAMPLES Great note to end on - night all #askagent https://t.co/XdgwJEPlLu

Jo Unwin @jounwin · 1w

@jounwin @agent_luck I think I'll just have to be more ruthless, I probably know the less relevant parts, it's just hard to cut!

@SarahWriter111 @agent_luck Yep if it's not relevant it's for Book 2 #askagent

Jo Unwin @jounwin · 1w

@jounwin @SarahWriter111 Agreed, it would worry me & editing is the hardest part but is what makes a great writer #AskAgent

SHE SPEAKDS THE TRUTH! Also speaks it. #askagent https://t.co/XO9dU01XE4

Jo Unwin @jounwin · 1w

@jounwin @agent_luck Would an author need a separate agent for fiction & non-fiction or will some agents deal with both? #AskAgent

@VictoriaGoldma2 @agent_luck Many deal with both. I do. #askagent

Jo Unwin @jounwin · 1w

@jounwin @DElliottPrize Would a screenwriter w an interest in exec producing/big plans be a problem? Or is it a plu… https://t.co/TVsm1rIlEy

@aaronwrotethat @DElliottPrize I only represent prose - do you need a manager for your tv/film career? not me #askagent

Jo Unwin @jounwin · 1w

@agent_luck @ailbheca @jounwin I am so undecided about a prologue, keep writing and then cutting. Think will decide at the end :) #askagent

@stupidgirl45 @agent_luck @ailbheca PLAN! #askagent

Jo Unwin @jounwin · 1w

How long for a coming-of-age novel? Agent said she is happy to see revised version but it's grown to 120k #askagenthttps://t.co/6lVaPlqRB2

@SarahWriter111 @agent_luck There are so many different types of coming-of-age novel - very hard to say. But 120k… https://t.co/AlCkquy1Ib

Jo Unwin @jounwin · 1w

@agent_luck @jounwin Everyone says to put any spoilers in the synopsis - DOES it ever spoil it for you?

@Mrspricetom @agent_luck Never. And may I congratulate you on your splendid McBethfaceness. #askagent

Jo Unwin @jounwin · 1w

@jounwin Suggestions welcome...please of children's authors who do...

Twitter help Rachel - with examples of children's authors writing in the past tense third person #askagent https://t.co/LEbP1tvFlq

Jo Unwin @jounwin · 1w

@jounwin How do you view people who have had an agent but are now (amicably) agentless? Are they damaged goods, as it were?

@alisonfogg Not at all. There are (many) stories of people who left one agent (amicably) and then became bestsellers with another #askagent

Jo Unwin @jounwin · 1w

@jounwin How is it best to show the main characters thoughts when writing in past tense 3rd person?

@RachelHCampling Oh BOY - might be too hard for a tweet... Who do you like to read who writes in that style? #askagent