Kelly πŸ“š

@LitAgentKelly

Agent, PR & Communications at @CorvisieroLit . Khaleesi. Philadelphian. Pisces. She/her. Multitasks #LikeABoss . Gandalf of #TheFellowship . Tweets are my own.✌🏻

Philadelphia, PA

Corvisiero Agency

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 4d

I’m so frustrated, so random #querytip, DO NOT email 100-some agents and tell them to start bidding money for your query, and that for each bid, you will release one word of your manuscript. It cracks me up that you all think we’ve got thousands of dollars lying around toβ€”

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · Feb 20

Random #querytip: Voice doesn’t always mean the dialogue or the thoughts/italics that come from your main character. Most of the time, it’s actually your sentence structures and your word choices. So, how can you best convey your style, and your character, through words?

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · Jan 10

Kortney Price @kortney_price

I'm getting a LOT of queries with super low word counts for their category/genre. When you're editing make sure to keep this in mind! Not sure? A great resource is litrejections.com/word-count/ #querytip #subtip

That’s so funny, because I’m getting all the queries with super high word counts. πŸ˜‚πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Guys, even in adult high fantasies, I really don’t want to be reading a book longer than 130k words. I just don’t have that kind of time and I bet you can probably tighten it. #querytip

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 14 Nov 2018

#querytip If an agent rejects you because of your word count, please don’t resubmit your query with the exact same pages and word count, only changing your query to now list all of the ridiculous reasons the agent is supposedly wrong and you are supposedly right. #Nope

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 10 Sep 2018

#querytip Another great conversation and clarification that's come about tonight: Third Person Omniscient vs. Third Person Limited! It's important to know the difference and which one you're writing. :) Make sure you do your research with other books, too! thebalancecareers.com/third-person-p…

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 10 Sep 2018

#querytip I'm seeing so many people who don't have a strong, enthralling voice for three reasons:
1. You're not varying your sentence structure.
2. You're not telling the story from your MC, but rather a narrator.
3. You're not utilizing all of your MC's senses to tell the story.

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 10 Sep 2018

#Querytip I've seen many authors who have no idea how to write a query recently. My box is filled with writers who only put a few sentences down or put their synopsis in the query section instead. If you're unsure how, @JaneFriedman is an excellent source! janefriedman.com/query-letters/

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 29 Aug 2018

4. The accidental pregnancy/using a baby as the only tension in romance is not my jam.
5. Psychological thrillers are basically with emotional turmoil. Anything too emotionally/psychologically dark and I don't like it.
6. I don't represent PBs or chapter books. #querytip

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 29 Aug 2018

10 things I wish writers knew about me:
1. I don't like Christmas stories, but I love Christmas as a holiday.
2. I have a horse but I don't usually like horse stories.
3. I'm not an animal main character person, even in MG. I can never connect, even though I love them.
#querytip

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 29 Aug 2018

Found a slew of queries today making 1 of these 2mistakes:
1. Not including an actual query. Please research queries and what's meant to be in them before querying.
2. Querying self published books because you want a larger audience and now want to traditionally pub.
#querytip

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 18 Jul 2018

#querytip A lot of people try to break the fourth wall in their manuscripts, but the problem with that is that you, as a writer, are physically making your reader step back and realize they're not in your story. Part of the magic of books that you love is because you feel like

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 16 Jul 2018

A thread on some overused opening page scenes that are usually considered a NO when going through our query boxes...

#querytip #amquerying #amagenting

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 17 Nov 2017

Authors, heads up that #TeamCorvisiero CAN see when you have queried multiple of our agents on query manager. Having separate forms unfortunately does not change the rules. Please only query one of us with one project at a time (because we can see all projects too!) #querytip

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 22 Oct 2017

Guys, I really don't like murder mysteries. I'm sorry, but I was never a fan of Clue, or Sherlock, or any of the above! πŸ™ˆ #querytip

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 14 Jun 2017

#querytip Follow guidelines, go through a thousand edits, have an original story, be professional, don't hand us a REASON to say "No."

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 14 Jun 2017

#querytip Adding to my list of dislikes:
Mermaids
Fairies
Cat goddesses that can talk
#MSWL #DoNotWant #Sorry

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 14 Jun 2017

#querytip Where are the STAKES?! This is the most important part of your query. Without this, your manuscript doesn't exist.

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 14 Jun 2017

#querytip Claiming your story has elements of six or seven different genres and three age ranges doesn't make it more sellable.

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 14 Jun 2017

#querytip Try to use comp titles from the last year or two. Publishing changes too quickly to compare to a book published in the 1950's.