Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Apr 11

It's always a red flag when there are multiple errors in your query. If necessary, have someone else read/edit it BEFORE sending to agents! #amquerying #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Mar 7

So, if you think you can trick Query Manager, you're wrong. You sneaky, but I can see that you queried us already under a different name and email. Remember, some agencies don't mind, but Corvisiero asks you to only sub to one agent at a time. #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Mar 6

Want to see some tidbits I'm hunting for in Fantasy (and other awesome agents on the lookout for writer!)? Check out Jody Sperling's new article! thejohnfox.com/2018/03/19-new… #amwriting #amediting #querytip #amquerying

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Mar 5

Also, saying "My query letter and synopsis are together" will make me immediately dislike you. You clearly haven't researched me if you think I'm ok saying a query and synopsis are the same thing... #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Mar 5

Almost every query tonight has 1, maybe 2 lines about the book. Why? Here's my structure:

1st para: personalization to agent and metadata
2nd para: introduce character and situation/conflict
3rd para: introduce 2nd POV or love interest
4th para: Stakes
5th para: bio
#querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Mar 5

Query: "I've included the first five pages and ." <-- unfinished sentence

We all make mistakes, and you gave me a chuckle tonight. But don't forget to reread a couple times. #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Mar 5

Guys, please tell me about your book in the query. Not your aspirations or bio or life story without a scrap of story detail. And please don't then end the query saying you sent 10pgs when my guidelines asks for 5... #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Feb 23

Welcome, #RevPit! This #10queries is for anyone, even if you're not entering the contest in April. We aim to instruct, to grow, and to have fun! All weekend, our editors will be chatting about queries and pages and giving feedback. #amediting #amwriting #amquerying #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Feb 21

#Querytip If you're writing a heroine or plot line similar to A Shadow Bright & Burning, I'm probably not a fit. Many people ❤️ this book, and I ❤️ my strong female leads. But I just couldn't connect. #amquerying

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Feb 7

Be sure your submission materials are complete! Learn how to craft and structure your synopsis in my @WritersDigest webinar! #amwriting #amediting #amquerying #querytip #writers
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Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Jan 30

#Editingtip #amediting #amquerying #querytip #amwriting

Eyes cannot widen and narrow at the same time.

Try it.

And film it so I can see how hilarious you look attempting it.

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Jan 26

This is a terrific conference for aspiring (and published!) kidlit authors - #WriteOnCon2018. Totally online and affordable admission. Check out the schedule of events - I'm a speaker! writeoncon.org/schedule/ #amquerying #querytip #amwriting #amediting

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Jan 25

So proud of @Mcgintytokyo who will be speaking May 11-13 about her experiences in the query trenches and how to craft pages that grab an agent! novamcbee.com/write-a-novel-… #amwriting #amquerying #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Jan 24

#querytip There is a difference between Literary the word and Literary the genre. Please research this before you label your novel. #amquerying

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Jan 24

#querytip Please don't start your opening scene with a sexual act or object (unless SPECIFICALLY related to your storyline). No erections, no timid naked girls, no overwhelming arousal. It teaches me nothing about characters or world building or plot. #amquerying