TracyMarchini @TracyMarchini@YogaChickie Not at all. Your voice in first person is still voice. More important is -- is this the right POV for this story? #BookEndsChat
That was the perfect answer. I couldn’t figure out how to say that succinctly. #BookEndsChat
Lauren Cahn @LaurenCahn#BookEndsChat Does writing in 1P pov make it difficult to assess the author's actual voice?
I’d say not exactly. I don’t think everyone can do 1st, so if it doesn’t suit your voice, it could be misleading. #BookEndsChat
Meg Frye @Meg_FryeHow can I make it clear that a story with a teen protagonist is not YA? Would anyone even read such a thing? #BookEndsChat
Tell us what you’re pitching it as and give us relevant comps. The Lovely Bones had a teen protag but wasn’t YA. #BookEndsChat
Rose Phillips @roserambles1I am writing the 2nd of 3, maybe 4, interconnected novels (not sequels). At what point in process do you want to know that? #bookendschat
Start by telling me in the query that there’s series potential. I’ll ask for more details when the time is right #BookEndsChat
CharlesHarvey @CharlesHarvey99If an author has selfpublished a book, but it hasn't gained traction, will an agent still look at it, or is it offlimits? #BookEndsChat
Jamie Barber @JBarberAuthorI'm always curious about stats. About how many queries result in requests for pages (just rough percentages)? #BookEndsChat
Rona Go @authorronago#BookEndsChat What to do if your agent doesn't like another work which is of another genre you have? Go for two agents?
Jaclyn Reiswig @jaclynreiswig#BookEndsChat If an agent passes on your full ms & you take their advice in rewrite, ok to re-query? Or a big no-no? Assuming no-no.
Stephen Kozeniewski @outfortuneAlways wondered: do agents have "one that got away" regrets? Or is it hard to even remember someone queried HARRY POTTER, etc?
Sayword B. Eller @saybeller@BookEndsKim, I do everything the hard way! R u less likely to sign authors who self-published past works? Or does it matter? #BookEndsChat
Kelly Arnold @kklstefWhat can new writers, as a community, do to improve the process and minimize the extraneous stuff in querying? (2/2) #BookEndsChat
Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica@kklstef it differs from agency to agency. At BookEnds each agent can make her own decision #BookEndsChat
Tamara Girardi @TamaraGirardiWhat is the highest number of rejections you've heard an author receive before signing with an agent? #BookEndsChat
Janet Frost🎄❄️🎄❄️ @janfloraRelate Q: How beneficial are pitch contests? Do agents like them as much as we do? I learn a lot, for sure. @BookEndsJessica #BookEndsChat