Megan ☃️ Is Closed To Queries!

Literary Agent

D4EO Literary Agency

Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.

Megan ☃️ is Closed to Queries!
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
115 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips
Megan ☃️ is Closed to Queries!
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
115 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips

I've been seeing a handful of one sentence queries/synopses so please do your research!

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Megan ☃️ is Closed to Queries!
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
115 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips
Megan ☃️ is Closed to Queries!
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
115 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips
Megan ☃️ is Closed to Queries!
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
115 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips
Megan ☃️ is Closed to Queries!
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
115 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips
Megan ☃️ is Closed to Queries!
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
115 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips

Word count is important! There are expectations from agents, readers, and the publishing market.

Below is a great breakdown of word counts per genre/age category.

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writersdigest.com/guest-columns/…

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@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
115 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips

Hey #writers ! I've created a page of resources for querying, writing a synopsis, and navigating a career pre and post agent.

Check them out below and feel free to share!

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meganmanzano129.wordpress.com/agent-tips/

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@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
115 MSWL
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These instances aren't always easy to notice/trim but they come with writing and rewriting and learning craft.

The more you learn, the more you'll be able to change up your words and the movement of your characters.

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@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
115 MSWL
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Say your character sees a person who wronged them. Instead of saying they walked over and punched them, you can simply say they punched them.

It's implied they closed the distance to deliever the blow.

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@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
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10 Queries
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There are also instances where you can have a character perform an action that implies they moved somewhere or towards someone.

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@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
115 MSWL
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10 Queries
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What's the emotion of your character? If they're angry, they can stomp. If they're sad, they can drag their feet.

Simple changes like that add a layer to the movement, change up verbiage, and add detail to your character.

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@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
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10 Queries
179 Tips

The same can be said for the word walking. Obviously characters need to move but there are other ways to imply movement/description to consider.

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@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
115 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
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Ultimately, these movements can all be implied by the sentence: "I ran my fingers through her hair."

It's a common enough motion that we as readers can visualize it and fill in the blanks of your narrative.

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Megan ☃️ is Closed to Queries!
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
115 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips

While it is true your body would perform these movements, in writing, this list heavily weighs on your narrative.

It slows down pace. It loses the interest of your reader.

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@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
115 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips

For the latter, I'll sometimes see paragraphs like:

I walked over to her. I lifted my arm and spread my fingers before pushing them through her hair. I dropped my hand back to my side, fingers grazing my hip.

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Megan ☃️ is Closed to Queries!
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
115 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips

One thing I've noticed in a few manuscripts I've worked on is the repetition of the word 'walked' or a grocery list of words/phrases to imply movement.

It's thread time!

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Megan ☃️ is Closed to Queries!
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
115 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips

I forgot to add to the end of this thread that I'm a developmental and line editing type of agent. I want stories to be in their best shape before going on sub.

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Megan ☃️ is Closed to Queries!
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
115 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips

It is a tedious process but one that shakes up how your story can strike readers. We all have favorite lines or paragraphs that gives us chills and line editing can enhance those favorite moments.

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Megan ☃️ is Closed to Queries!
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
115 MSWL
205 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips

Line editing can take longer than developmental editing b/c instead of the big picture, you're editing at the most micro level. You're rereading, testing out improvements, and trying to elevate a story as a whole through structure.

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