Query Critique At Falling For Fiction

I am close to finishing up my editing on The Proper Way to Say Goodbye, and I hope to be querying by October. At least that is the plan. And I don’t want to make the mistake I did with my first novel–querying with a bad letter–so I’m getting as much help as I can.…
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Pitches And Queries

I’ve been working on a few things. One is my pitch. A pitch is a description of your novel in about 35 words or less. Usually in one sentence, but sometimes two. And let me tell you, it’s not easy. I entered a pitch workshop where my pitch for Frosty and my first 150 words…
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Rejections

Since I’ve written a little about queries, I’ll now write about query rejections. According to my very unofficial approximated tally, only about 50% of literary agents even send responses. A general rule is that if you don’t hear from them in about 2 months, you can probably consider it a no. Many of them will…
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Query Help

There is lots of information out there to help you write query letters. Even with all that advice, you may have a horrible query letter and not know it. So then, you need to go to other sites for help with your actual query. Here are a few sites I have found. Mother. Write. (Repeat.)…
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Query Time Again

I just finished with my final edits of Frosty and am now ready to send off my query. The manuscript has been greatly improved over the last month and I hope it will attract some attention. I’ve decided to do something considered taboo. I am going to re-query a few agents. This is generally considered…
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