Emily is subbing and writing @writeonwagner@annmrose How many rejections before we should give up?
Maybe look at this a different way (as when to pull is so personal) but as you query you should be writing the next book. So if you come to the point where that one is ready and the 1st hasn’t been picked up maybe it’s time to switch gears
Dotti Enderle/Dax Varley ✍🏻 @dottienderle@annmrose When will adult paranormals trend again? I have to finish this WIP and file it away until said time.
My crystal ball is in the shop, but I’m hoping it’ll come around sooner than later. That said if you have a unique spin on it you might not have to put it away at all
Katie LaRae 🏳️🌈 @The_Katie_LaRae@annmrose @jenichappelle How do you feel about representing writers that write in multiple genres/age groups?
(Thanks for doing this! :))
I’m totally open to it
S. H. Clark is querying ✍🏻📖 @AuthorSHClark@annmrose When asked for a full submission, how long should an author wait before reaching out to inquire status?
At least 3 months IMO but don’t be surprised if it takes longer than that
kcharper @kcharper613@annmrose When reading a bio, do you prefer to see only writing related credentials? Or do you like to see anything regarding personality?
I love a little personality in bios. I also love to hear about why an author was called to write the story. If they have any similarities to the MC or their experiences.
Pamela Vincent @PamelaSVincent@annmrose I’ve been getting a few “here’s where you can find other agents who might like this” in my rejections lately. Is that a positive reflection on me, like there might be someone out there or is that more standard/form letter-ish?
Sounds like a form rejection. (Sorry) If you are just getting form rejections something might not be working with the query &/or first pages.
If you are getting asks and it’s still not getting any offers something is most likely off with the middle of the book.
Dean Cummings @cummings213@annmrose What are the kind of stories or story elements that consistently move you emotionally? pic.twitter.com/RWSje9BZ5Y
Hmm... stories that deal with relationships whether that is romantic, or siblings, or friendships. Stories that don’t back away from dealing with difficult topics but do it in an appropriate and nuanced way. Voice!
Janet Pearson @stellasaysme@annmrose What do you feel about using a comp that is a bestseller only in Canada and England?
Using bestsellers are difficult because you are setting the bar really high for yourself and no one really knows if a book will become a bestseller or not. It’s usually best to use mid list books and/or explain why they make a good comp
Malcolm Omega @Malcolm_Omega@annmrose What kind of education did you emabafk on to become an agent? Research for career path.
There are so many paths into this industry. I’m was a Communication major. Some people study Creative Writing or Publishing or English or even Law. Another way is to get an internship
Noreen @naziaso@annmrose #askagent how important is the voice in a WF/romance? In single POV narratives what else are you pulled into besides the theme and the voice?
For me, voice is very important. I want to feel like I'm reading a novel, not a school text book. The concept of the story should be grabbing too, but it's voice that will ultimately have me keep reading or not
H.L. Reilly Osial @hlosial@annmrose @jenichappelle How many followers do we need to have on Twitter to make it worth including in our query letter?
Honestly, I wouldn't worry about it. Just right a damn good book we can't say no to (and of course a good query to go with it)
b o b @bobcorrigan@annmrose @jenichappelle If you’ve written a book that has the potential for sequels but stands alone as a satisfying read, will an agent accept it, or insist the next n books be delivered too?
We look at one book at a time
A M Duperre (Doo-perry) @A_M_Duperre@annmrose When receiving queries, do you prefer the person jump right into the story or put in a personalization and/or bookkeeping info first? #askagent
For me it doesn’t really matter. If they jump right in and I’m lost immediately, I’ll look for the bookkeeping info, but a good query is a good query so order doesn’t matter
Emily Rae @By_EmilyRae@annmrose How often do agents look at a querying author's website/social media to see if they know how to market themselves?
Good luck to your son!😁
I can’t speak for anyone else, but I always look up authors before I even ask for pages. Not to see if they can market themselves, but to make sure they aren’t an asshole
Author Daisy Blaine @_DaisyBlaine@annmrose What influences your decision to ask for a partial vs a full MS? #askagent
My intrigue vs my reservations about the story. If I have reservations, I’ll ask for a partial. If I’m more intrigued I’ll ask for the full.