Tara Is Open To Queries
Good morning! Today I want to post a link that writers might find helpful if they were ever given feedback saying their writing was monotonous or repetitive. #querytip #amwriting #amquerying
If I have any black or other POC authors querying me, please let me know here or by DM. I want to make your queries a priority or at least give constructive feedback on my passes. Your voices matter. They are NEEDED. I want to help. #amagenting #querytip
Hi! This is a #querytip to check your junk mail once in a while. I've sent a couple of full requests out, and it's been a few days with no response, which is fine! I just want to make sure people are not missing something. 😜 #amquerying
Some basic info on what I'm looking for on my query form.
Pitch: Once sentence, high concept, pitch.
Query: 2-3 paragraphs about your character/their goals, their world, stakes, and metadata/bio.
Synopsis: 1-2 page look at your whole book (spoilers included) #querytip
I just want to remind writers that your agent SHOULD NOT be charging you for services. That's a big red flag.
I happily help my authors with anything they need and I only get paid AFTER they get paid for their book.
#amquerying #querytip #askagent #amagenting #writingcommunity
Tara is open to queries. 🔮✨ @Literary_TaraI love being an agent, but the worst part about the job is having to pass on great manuscripts. We can't take on all the ones we like, we have to take on the ones that truly sink their teeth into us. The ones we have a vision for. The ones that click. 1/2
Hey guys! I leave my DM's open because I do enjoy talking to you, but I really appreciate it if you don't DM to ask if you can query me. You can query any agent you like. Just make sure they are a good match by checking out their profiles. Thanks!! #amquerying #querytip
Reminders for #amquerying
The synopsis doesn't matter so much as long as you have the main plot points and you spoil the ending.
The query, as long as you try, won't be rejected if it's not perfect. We just want to know the hook and what the book is about.
Not sure about other agents, but I LOVE when a query starts with a catchy first line that basically sums up the whole plot. Think of your "what if" question or the pitch you used during #pitmad. The line the NYT bestsellers list would use for your book. #querytip #amquerying
Something I really enjoy seeing in a query is when someone tells me why they thought I would like their MS. Referencing my MSWL or my profile means you took the time to research your agents. These queries are my favorite, and I thank you for it. #querytip #amquerying
#querytip, if the agency policy is that you can only query one agent per MS, please don't query multiple agents. We can see this, and it doesn't look good.
Pitch events are the exception. Or if you have made significant changes to the MS. Thank you!! 😊
Don't break the fourth wall. Don't do it. Do not break that wall. A thread. #writingtip #querytip
Breaking the fourth wall (having the MC speak directly to the reader) is a very difficult thing to do in writing and should only be used for specific themes and voices. 1/3