Sara Megibow

@SaraMegibow

Literary Agent at KT Literary. Reading, parenting, hugging, table top gaming, baking challah, kayaking and wine tasting. Always LGBTQIA+ friendly!

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Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 15 Jan 2015

#10queriesIn10tweets example =RADIANT by @ksumnersmith was query slush pile and her book is Kindle Daily Deal today: amazon.com/Radiant-Towers…

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 15 Jan 2015

Happy writing everyone! Will try to do another #10queriesIn10tweets next Thursday. :)

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 15 Jan 2015

Also, daunting as it may seem via twitter, the vast majority of my clients are debut authors from query slush pile. #10queriesIn10tweets

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 15 Jan 2015

Here is original query for FALLS THE SHADOW by @stefaniegaither =best query I've ever received! writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/g… #10queriesIn10tweets

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 15 Jan 2015

#10 = YA sci-fi. World feels overly familiar (not unique-enough world building) & writing not quite strong enough. PASS #10queriesIn10tweets

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 15 Jan 2015

#9 = historical YA. Interesting story but not sure why the book is set in this particular historical timeframe. PASS #10queriesIn10tweets

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 15 Jan 2015

#8 = paranormal YA. Setup/inciting incident doesnt quite grab me. Characters interesting but story not quite there PASS #10queriesIn10tweets

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 15 Jan 2015

#7 = fantasy middle grade. Wordy/confusing with too many paragraphs dedicated to describing character backstory. PASS #10queriesIn10tweets

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 15 Jan 2015

#6 = urban fantasy. Plot & characters described in an awkward manner and overall writing not quite strong enough. PASS #10queriesIn10tweets

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 15 Jan 2015

#5 = fantasy middle grade. Voice sounds too young for middle grade and plot feels a bit quiet. PASS #10queriesIn10tweets

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 15 Jan 2015

#4 = contemporary romance. great plot but not enough romance. Needs more conflict/ chemistry/emotional complexity. PASS #10queriesIn10tweets

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 15 Jan 2015

#3 = paranormal romance. Great world building and plot but not enough character motivation/ character development. PASS #10queriesIn10tweets

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 15 Jan 2015

#2 = contemporary romance. Great conflict between hero-heroine but writing isn't strong and plot a little weak. PASS #10queriesIn10tweets

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 15 Jan 2015

#1 = contemporary erotica. Great plot but not enough chemistry between hero-heroine and writing isn't spectacular. PASS #10queriesIn10tweets

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 8 Jan 2015

Thanks y'all! Happy writing and I will try to do #10queriesIn10tweets again next Thursday.

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 8 Jan 2015

So, one out of ten today - that's actually pretty good! #10queriesIn10tweets

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 8 Jan 2015

#10 paranormal romance. Not enough chemistry between hero and heroine and the magic system feels generic. PASS #10queriesIn10tweets

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 8 Jan 2015

#9 = fantasy young adult. Lots of world building and description but no solid explanation of plot or conflict. PASS #10queriesIn10tweets

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 8 Jan 2015

#8 = contemporary young adult. Interesting concept but weak writing. PASS #10queriesIn10tweets