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January 4, 2013

Field Trip Friday: Query Highlights

Kate Hart

Highlights from almost three years of publishing tweets!


THE BASICS


QUERY DON'TS


QUERY DON'T(BE A CREEPER)S



QUERY DOS



QUERY CLICHES TO AVOID


DEALING WITH REQUESTS/OFFERS



DEALING WITH REJECTION






13 comments:

  1. This is terrific, thanks for posting. I retweeted!

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  2. This was GREAT. Favorited and tweeted. My friend was actually an askagent question! Thanks.

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  3. Bookmarked this. Following many of the above on Twitter, but this is a nice distillation of query wisdom.

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  4. I enjoyed reading this. I learned a few things that are worth remembering. I'm retweeting.

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  5. Glad y'all enjoyed, and thanks!

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  6. Awesome collection, Kate! Thank you!

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  7. This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. These are super. Thanks for posting!

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  9. You put a lot of hard work into this. I appreciate it. Thank you.

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  10. Wow this is great! Thank you :) Such great advice here.

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  11. I do wish someone had addressed whether replying to comment threads on blogs with replies from agents you currently have queries out to or plan to query is a bright idea or should be avoided.

    Aside from that, this is an extremely helpful post that I'll be sharing far and wide. The advice from LadyHawkins is what I try keeping in mind, though I'm sure being on GoodReads is easier if you've got the brag rights of representation while so many others don't.

    From my position, I've done a bit of the same. I'm not querying every agent I find, and have rejected more than I've accepted. It's not that their bad agents, but that I don't think they're right for me. I won't waste time blanket-querying. Agents and their assistants are too busy for that (as am I).

    Now to start including my website with my queries.

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  12. This was awesome! I especially needed the reminder about mark-ups. Thanks, Kate!

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