Piper "The Swan" Huguley @piperhuguley#askDVpit What are the hot adult genres right now for #ownvoices authors?
Kelly Brantley @kellyynewbook#askdvpit Hello! What mistakes do writers make in their very first pages/queries that immediately turn you away from a manuscript?
Infodumping; conversely, action w/o context (find a happy medium). Protag I don't care about. Starting the book in the wrong place #askDVpit
Jonathan Humphries @JonnoHumphriesHow early in a manuscript should an author specify a characters race? Is that necessary at all? #askDVpit
Saraciea @Sj_FennellTrends change so frequently! *HINT* This might also lead to friendship w/ writers in the same genre as you. #AskDvpit 2/
Yes, this! A book is never published into a vacuum; being part of your genre community is both a joy and a boon to your career. #askDVpit
Cina Pelayo @cinapelayo#askDVpit Also, I'm a little nervous because I've been published by indies. Is this a strike against me? I'm unagented FYI.
Many great authors start their careers at reputable indies! (99% of the time, an agent is crucial when moving to a Big 5 house.) #askDVpit