It’s been a while since I’ve talked about queries on the blog, so I thought I’d do a couple of query critiques today. The first three people to post queries in the comments section will get a free public critique. It’s on!
One of Curtis Brown’s distinguished agents, Emilie Jacobsen, suggested a great blog topic to me the other day and I’m pleased to follow her lead. The shrinking violets among us often lament that they hate to brag about their work in a query as the mere idea makes them palpitate and sweat. Well, you’re in […]
“Big ups,” as the kids say, to maniacscribbler, madison and andrew carmichael for being brave of soul and quick on the trigger as they submitted their queries for a public critique. I really appreciate their willingness to put themselves out there so that we might all learn from their queries. As always, please keep any […]
The people voted yesterday and the people have spoken: since only 1% you voted for option C, I can only conclude that a full 99% of you want to be in Brody Jenner’s cell phone. Wow. (Although judging from the extensive contacts in his cell, 97% of you are probably already in it.) Also, people […]
This blog post is dedicated to the fraternity brothers of Pi Kappa Alpha of Columbia University, who, when they heard that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was going to be speaking across from their frathouse, contemplated making a banner that read, “Heidi and Spencer are the real issue.” Although they did not actually make the banner […]
This is a momentous day. It is the culmination of months of anticipation, a time for which people all across this great land of America have been marking their calendars, setting their timers, and readying their homeboy phones. Yes. The Hills is back tonight. I’m more excited than a publishing employee with a free bagel. […]