Talynn Lynn @TalynnL@jamerrson @SoCalledYALife @BookEndsJessica @bookendslit Sometimes, writing can be confusing. But this makes sense, so thank you for taking the time to answer my question. PS: You don't want to include the ending of the story in the query, correct?
No, you can save that for the synopsis. You want to get us intrigued for me. #AskAgent
Brian Conley @BaghdadBrian#askagent do you see a clear difference btw upmarket, commercial, and literary-X (eg literary thriller)? If so, could you elaborate? @bookendslit
That really comes down to the writing style/voice. Commercial is a more accessible voice/writing style, and upmarket is a mix between the both, that appeals to both readerships #AskAgent
Talynn Lynn @TalynnL@SoCalledYALife @BookEndsJessica @bookendslit Right! But I mean, does the query discuss the entire book? Wouldn't that be more of a summary? So, like, should the query cover like two or three chapters? I don't know. Maybe I'm not making sense. #askagent
I see what you're saying. It should get the entire book's plot in there, but not in a summary sort of way. So hard to explain, but good research comes from reading the backs of already pubbed books! #AskAgent
Rachna Chhabria @RachnaChhabria1An agent once emailed me apologizing for the delayed response to my partial, saying she had put my manuscript in her "Maybe" pile. I thought agents were always clear about a rejection or acceptance. #AskAgent
Oh, no. We're often on the fence about stuff. Sometimes we'll sit on it for a bit and come back to it with fresh eyes, or get second reads, etc. #AskAgent