Traveling Cloak @CloakTraveling@AnneTibbets What in your background makes being an agent a good fit for you? Any particularly relevant experience or education that took you in that direction as a career?
I guess my most relevant experience was reading books and writing treatments for production companies, running my own e-publishing company for 2 years (which then sold), interning w/ several agents who BOTH told me I was in the wrong line of work and should be agenting. Author.
R. Sunrise @Rokuthy@AnneTibbets For an adult fantasy, what is your hard-nope word count (on the high end)? IE - what's the highest you'll entertain?
I think, honestly, 150k is my back-breaker. Anything over that for a debut and I'll audibly say, "Oof" while reading the query.
Whitney Hill ✍🏾 @write_wherever@AnneTibbets What trope, theme, or plot are you tired of seeing or feel is overdone?
Person waking up as book opener, that's a bit tired.
I'm seeing lots of ghost stories. Soooooo many ghosts. It has to be unique to get my attention b/c the ghost queries are overflowing.
Personally tired of 'womanizers who find women have quality' trope is definitely NOT for me.
Deidre Huesmann @DeidreHuesmann@AnneTibbets Favorite and least favorite tropes? And are they ever affected by the current market?
Favorite trope = girl and/or woman comes into her self confidence and does amazing shiz all on her own
Least favorite = drunk investigator searches for killer of a long line of dead girls
Not affected by market. Those are just my personal preferences.
Jordan Thomas @ByJordanThomas@AnneTibbets How long of a pitch do you like at conferences?
5 minutes. An effective "elevator pitch" and then provide answers if the agent asks questions.
Know your word count, category, genre, and then the plot and hook.