Friday, March 15, 2013

Query Breakdown

Happy Ides of March everyone!  I once went camping in the mountains of Utah for the ides of March.  Coldest night of my life.  There was at least five feet of snow. 

Agent Linda Epstein has a post here explaining why she requested a manuscript from a query.  She described each part of the query and what she liked and didn't like about it and I found it very interesting.  We often hear why they don't request manuscripts and I thought this was a nice change.


Hope all of you who celebrate it have a Happy St. Patrick's day this weekend. 



19 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the link, Sara. It's good to know, especially since I plan on querying in the next few months.

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  2. Will check this out-- thanks for the link!

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  3. That was an interesting query breakdown. Thanks.

    And a Happy St. Paddy's day to you, too, from Susan O'Swiderski. (Hey, this time of year, we're ALL a wee bit Irish.)

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    1. OF course! Otherwise we wouldn't be able to say "kiss me I'm Irish".

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  4. Thanks for this. Will check it out. :)

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  5. I'm going to check that link out, thanks for posting.

    You went camping in the snow? You're more outdoorsy than myself, for sure :)

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    1. I've only gone camping in the snow a few times but that was enough for me.

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  6. That was a really good breakdown of a successful query. Thanks for sharing the link, Sara. (:

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  7. Thank you for the link! I haven't been camping in the snow but my husband have been to two Scout Camps in the last month. The first one saw temperatures in the single digits and it snowed on them the whole time. The last one was in the upper 30s and it rained on them the whole time. They didn't have any fun.

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  8. Great post--thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Probably not so useful to you since you already landed an agent. Hope all is going well with that!

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  9. Thanks for the informative link, Sara. :)

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  10. Appreciate the link, Sara. I must start querying. Have to. Will. LOL. Sure.

    It was -11 C this morning and felt more like -30. Nothing like being warm, eh!

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  11. Thanks for the link! Will be bookmarking it for future reference.

    And chilly camping sounds like no fun!

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  12. Thanks for the link!
    I like reading stuff that gives me hope :-)

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  13. I'll check out the link. I'm always interested in how people on the publishing side process what writers do.

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