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#1 jadah

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 09:51 AM

Hello there!

 

I've recently started up a blog in which I'll be giving query tips and reviewing self-pubbed novels. The lovely Miss KC Rivers suggested I post a topic in Indie Cafe to see if I had any takers! Anyone interested in having their novel reviewed (or does anyone have a query they'd like critiqued and don't mind having it posted on the blog)? I have five novels lined up so far, woo hoo! E-mail me at thequeryfaerie@gmail.com!

 

And check out the blog! There is a link in my signature. (Okay, so it's not all fancy and pretty yet, but I promise it will get there!)

 

Thanks for reading!


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#2 lee debourg

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:57 PM

You go girl!


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#3 jadah

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 09:59 PM

Hey, thanks! ;)


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#4 K_Claremont

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 09:16 PM

Hi jadah,

 

I'm interested, and I could pass along this information to my fellow authors elsewhere, but I'm looking for some additional information first.

 

Are you involved in the publishing business somehow?  For instance, are you an agent, or do you work for an agent and therefore have some "insider" knowledge on how to craft the perfect query?  Are you an author whose been through the process?  I didn't see anything listed on the site.  It might be helpful to post that info in your "About" section.  I know people love Query Shark, for instance, because they know that an actual agent who is familiar with the process is reading the queries.


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#5 jadah

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:00 AM

I have no insider info. I'm not involved in the publishing industry (I wish. It's my goal in life to become an agent.)

 

The only experience I have is from writing my own queries (I've written two MSs, and written a query for each) and from critiquing probably over 100 queries on the AQC query forum. After critiquing so many queries, you almost start to feel like an agent--you can see why this or that didn't work, or see that a hook isn't hooky enough after sifting through dozens of queries. I've been approached quite a few times with requests to critique someone's query, and so I thought it would be fun to do a Query Shark type thing for those that were open to it. The query critiques are to help the author--you can't ever get too many critiques...I've been there--and in no way am I stating that I'm some kind of expert. I will definitely add that to my About page. Thanks for the heads up!

 

As for the book reviews, I don't write fluffy, sugar-coated reviews. I will always read a book objectively and give a truthful and helpful review. My main goal is to help authors with their writing skillz and to promote their work.

 

If you have any more questions just let me know and I'll be happy to answer them! This is the first blog I've ever had, and it's hard to tell if you're going in the right direction or the wrong one, ya know?


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