Monday! And this time we’re having a query critique. We won’t be having a critique next Monday as I’ll be in the fair City of New York, and posting will be sporadic. Below is the query, and I’ll be back later with a new post containing my critique. Please please please remember the sandwich rule […]
Thanks so much to everyone who offered up their query for critique. As always, if you want to discuss the queries in the comments section, please be polite as if your life depended on it. Because it does. I’ll reprint the queries in their entirety and then write my comments below each one. #1.I wrote […]
Whew, where did the day go? Let’s get to these critiques, and thanks so very much to the brave souls who offered them up for our learning pleasure. As always, if you would like to make any comment about the queries, please be constructive and ridiculously nice to the point that you might qualify for […]
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 […]