Kate Brauning @KateBrauning · Apr 19

#askDVpit My last question! How many times should I try to get published if I keep getting rejected?

I'd say never stop if it's what you love! Just get better with each book. Many great authors write 10+ MSs before p… https://t.co/SXDIy82UHI

Kate Brauning @KateBrauning · Apr 19

What genre would story based on retellings of Norse myth be, w/ Loki as MC? I have trouble describing genre in Queries. Thanks! #askDVpit

Depends on how you do it! If magic/gods are involved but you're not sure, you could just call it SFF or speculative… https://t.co/Kgv3w6Y2Md

Kate Brauning @KateBrauning · Apr 19

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

In pitching: no stakes or conflict. #askDVpit https://t.co/Fuikhg6gIU

Kate Brauning @KateBrauning · Apr 19

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

I do this too! #askDVpit https://t.co/yKXBI9ugfa

Kate Brauning @KateBrauning · Apr 19

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

Kate Brauning @KateBrauning · Apr 19

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 · Apr 19

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

Kate Brauning @KateBrauning · Apr 19

#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

Kate Brauning @KateBrauning · Apr 19

#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

Kate Brauning @KateBrauning · Apr 19

#askdvpit Any advice for aspiring editors or agents?

Work internships, work in a library &/or bookstore, network, follow agents & editors on social media, network more,… https://t.co/g5iKhpFxH8

Kate Brauning @KateBrauning · Apr 19

What's a reasonable timeframe for a follow-up email to a query? Do these pester and rankle you the way I imagine? #askDVpit

Nope, I don't mind follow-ups if they're after our response window or with signing/offer news! Always check the res… https://t.co/z4AuZTyu8c