Anne Tibbets @AnneTibbets@ColorMeREADing Include in your pitch:
[Your book] has the tone of [book comp 1], the world of [book comp 2], and the [plot device] of [book comp 3]."
Word count is important! There are expectations from agents, readers, and the publishing market.
Below is a great breakdown of word counts per genre/age category.
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Carly Watters @carlywattersI’m answering #askagent questions over on IG over the next 24 hours.
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Sigh. Okay. Slush pile update. Word counts. I’m starting to feel like I’m yelling into the void here. Just hit 2 MG queries, one for 100k words, one for 85k. Those are too long by nearly half! 70k is a hefty MG. Please, friends, please! #querytip #pubtip
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I'm an outliner, not a pantser. But my outlines are basically the answers to four questions that create the foundation and plot of my story. You can read those four questions here: katemckean.substack.com/p/how-to-learn…
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Brooke Warner @brooke_warnerThe short book is on trend. Let your content pack a punch. Don’t meander or write superfluously. You can give your reader a good dose of wow in a pretty small package—and you’ll probably sell more books as a result. #writetip #writers
Co-sign. Attention spans being what they are right now, either offer readers an immersive escape or quick powerhouse. #pubtip
I am constantly surprised that prospective authors will cold call an agent rather than check their website first to see if the match is a good one for their work, and what the submission requirements are. Taking that extra step can make all the difference. #pubtip
Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKimCome follow me on Instagram. Over the next several days I’m sharing the top revision notes I give clients, broken down by genre. These are common pitfalls every writer should keep in mind. #querytip #writingtip #pubtip #amagenting instagram.com/p/B8UUV02gzaW/…
So many query letters from prospective writers are rambling or unclear. Often, titles are mystifying. This is a sure road to rejection. Before submitting to a lit agent, take care to craft the best possible letter to showcase your smarts and talent. #pubtip
Come follow me on Instagram. Over the next several days I’m sharing the top revision notes I give clients, broken down by genre. These are common pitfalls every writer should keep in mind. #querytip #writingtip #pubtip #amagenting instagram.com/p/B8UUV02gzaW/…
Eternal #pubtip: if you're an author publishing a book, you need a therapist. I wish I were being funny here. You need one, unless--bless you--you are Earth's most even-keeled Mr. Peanutbutter of a person. Most are expensive, yes. Look into sliding-scale clinics/Talkspace.
Sarah ★★★★★ Nicolas 🏳️🌈 @Sarah_NicolasYes, people are STILL arguing with my suggestion that aspiring writers read ONE recent book. One. Not one hundred. Not to never read older books. Not write a book exactly like that one. Just read one recent book. And they cannot handle it. I'm flabbergasted twitter.com/Sarah_Nicolas/…
You should be reading on the genre you write and reading current titles to understand the voice and the themes important to that audience/market. #pubtip
Anne Tibbets ::CLOSED TO QUERIES:: @AnneTibbetsSAMPLES OF A QUERY PITCH PARAGRAPH
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These are so good. You should practice writing a few pitch paragraphs about favorite books before doing yours. #pubtip