#QueryTip - there seems to be some confusion—when you mark your query “CNR” on query tracker that doesn’t close your query on the agent’s side. We don’t see that note. The only way to tell us “don’t consider this anymore” is to withdraw it.
#QueryTip: I heard a rumor that there's some advice floating around to close out a query as no response after 2-4 weeks & well... You should NOT. Unless the agent specifically says, they likely haven't seen your query yet or are still considering it. (Quick 🧵)
What is an inciting incident?
It’s the moment your MC can no longer have their “normal.” It’s the thing that forces them to make a decision (whether that is action or in action). It’s the driving force of the story and should happen toward the beginning of the book #QueryTip
Super excited to be presenting at @SCBWIHouston monthly meeting. @SydneyDunlap16 & I will be talking about "What Happens Next" -- after signing with an agent & what that relationship looks like.
Come armed with all the questions!
#AmQuerying #QueryTip #WritingCommunity
#QueryTip - I’ve seen a lot of rhetorical questions in query letters so let me ask 1, do you want agents thinking about how they’d answer that question or reading & wanting to understand your story?
What if they don’t answer the way you need for them to go along w/ your premise?
Reminder authors: you don’t need my permission to query me. My query manager is open and if you have a project you think we will be a match on send it! I respond to all queries sent there even if it takes a minute 😉❤️ #QueryTip
#QueryTip: I am one of those weirdos that not just asks for a synopsis but I read them as part of the submission process. If you don’t include one, I can’t review your project the way I need to know if we’re a good fit. If writing a synopsis is a deal breaker, I get it…
Jennifer March Soloway @marchsoloway#QueryTip What to include in an author bio when querying a #fiction project:
A few sentences about you
A last sentence that connects you to your project
All written in a way that showcases your writing
Here are some quick tips to get you started... 🧵