Random #querytip: Voice doesn’t always mean the dialogue or the thoughts/italics that come from your main character. Most of the time, it’s actually your sentence structures and your word choices. So, how can you best convey your style, and your character, through words?
If you're a querying writer who has been previously published, it'd be really helpful to also include the title/genre/and pub date of your previous works. Merely saying "I've been published before," doesn't give agents a clear enough picture. #pubtip #querytip
#querytip if your project is rejected, don’t just send revised pages unless the agent asks for it. In most cases, sending a new query is OK if your book has been revised extensively since the rejection (check guidelines/ask first) but don’t just send pages (unless it’s an R&R)
#querytip following instructions isn't an arbitrary rule we set up just to sweat you. A lot of agents use keywords & filters to keep their inboxes organized, so when you ignore instructions your query can wind up in the wrong folder, in a junk folder, or automatically deleted.
Teagan Dawson @TeaganLikesPink@kaitylynne13 I appreciate this. My request would be that if you’re not trans and you want to write about us, it seems very advisable to work with/consult a trans person to double-check your representation.
There are shades of grey to us that are just hard to grasp without living our lives.
Another wonderful addition. Don't send me LGBTQA+ work that hasn't been seen my MULTIPLE sensitivity or beta readers. Just don't. You should have these readers for anything you write, so please just do it. #amquerying #querytip
PSA for querying writers: please make sure you don't have your anti-spam settings up so high it's impossible to get to you! If my query reply gets rejected bc I'm not on an "approved contacts" list or similar, you just won't hear from me. 😟 #querytip
WEAK character development in a pitch = "Two girls who are kids just like any other kid."
STRONG character development in a pitch = "Two girls with powers in a land that has lost its magic."
ex. from THE DOOR TO THE LOST by @JaleighJohnson