Katie @msynergy@LZats Out of your current client list, what % would you say queried you more than once before you fell in love with one of their books?
only one of my authors sent me more than one book before I signed them, but many did R+Rs! #askagent
Stormy Smith @stormysmith@LZats When reviewing an MS, do you typically go solely on "I like it or I don't" or do you see potential and talk revisions? #askagent
I only talk revisions if I really, really like it. R+Rs are rare, but are always rooted in love #askagent
Keith Manuel @KeithAManuel@LZats How much romance can I put in a SF novel? My characters keep kissing, and more. Tangled web of feels and scars.
lots! As long as it's still SF at its heart, not transforming into speculative romance. #askagent
Jarrod MacKay @ExMachinawful@LZats Have a Bachelor's in film focused on screenwriting. Worth including in a query bio for a novel or not relevant? #askagent
Honestly it's not going to make a huge difference. If you have room for it, sure! If you have better things, skip! #askagent
Elanor Porg Smith @SaintAlia10191@LZats If someone has a light bio (no awards, no lit degree) do you still want writing resume or prefer to hear motivation for writing ms?
ugh. Never motivation. A light bio isn't a bad thing! Have you been in a crit group? Conferences? Those count! #askagent
Kirtida Gautam @KirtidaGautam@LZats While writing an #ownvoices book, should the writer use the dialect of language from place of origin (E.g. India) or the USA English?
A combo. If your readers are American, present the content in a way they can get, but also isn't stripped away #askagent
Keith Yatsuhashi ⛩ @KeithYatsuhashi@LZats Ha: another Q. What do you wish authors understood about querying and landing that agent? #askagent #amquerying
a bad agent is worse than no agent! Be patient and commit to the right fit! #askagent
Keith Yatsuhashi ⛩ @KeithYatsuhashi@LZats last one: querying is hard On authors. What's the hardest part for agents?
saying no! Most of our nos are not because the book is bad. it's because we're not a great fit #askagent
Mike Douton @mikedouton@LZats legit question... I share a name with a felon who hosed my Google results bad. Pen name unavoidable or can I save with middle initial
I'd use a pen name if you're a little worried about it, TBH. it's better to be confident! Use first+middle initial? #askagent