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    Attempt at 1st hook (YA/NA speculative fiction)

    Beth Kerring - Yesterday, 10:12 PM

    I'm still fairly new to hooks myself, but I like what Niambi suggested. The initial hooks do catch my attention, but I found myself more interested when hearing about the characters involved and wh...

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    Thank you all for your critique and I totally appreciate it. Second version is down below. This the hook and synopsis bit of the query. SECOND VERSION Khadija Abdullahi has seen more horr...

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    Academic background in Query Letter?

    Thrash - Yesterday, 08:31 PM

    fair. it'll only hurt if it takes words away from pitching your actual story, and may not help. If it does help, it'll be a relatively minor considerate for the agent. 

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    Pen names and personalities

    JeffJustWrites - Yesterday, 06:06 PM

    No but that sounds fun. Might do that.

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    Glass Domes (Fiction) - UPDATED

    eburton - Yesterday, 04:37 PM

    Thanks! Quick question - I know you said I should name my protagonist, however, my character remains unnamed and actually is not assigned a gender in the actual novel, so I've been a bit flummoxed...

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    Bump. The query has been revised in the first post to reflect all your suggestions. Thanks!

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    Genre and Age?

    rvehall - Yesterday, 03:33 PM

    The characters are immature. Not naive like Percy Jackson but the 'not a care in the world' nonchalant way teens tend to only care about their world. I'd started putting it as YA Fantasy there are...

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    Academic background in Query Letter?

    Litgal - Yesterday, 03:30 PM

    I have a BA in history but no MA. Still I honestly think mentioning you academic work really won't make a difference. Either your query and your pages will hook an agent (in which case he/she will...

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    Actually you can't. Generally a contract covers submission and/or sale of any work COMMENCED during the term. So if you start a book in that period (let alone finish one) the agent generally has a...

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