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#1 dmsimone

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:44 PM

If an agent asks you to paste your query, synopsis, and pages in an email - do you single space the query and synopsis, and double space the pages?

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 01:31 AM

I've been pasting everything in single-spaced, but with breaks/space between paragraphs. 

I think that's right?

Anyone else (more knowledgeable)?



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Posted 27 September 2016 - 06:16 AM

If it's in the body of the email I single space with a break between the paragraphs. I sent a few drafts to myself and found that double-spacing tends to get messed up when it's sent.

 

I save the text of the email as plain text file (.txt), then copy and paste into the body of the email, then change the font and size. That seems to be the only way (on my computer) to make sure weird formatting issues don't creep in.



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Posted 27 September 2016 - 11:57 AM

OK thank you folks. I also noticed - sending emails to myself - that double-spacing looks weird. I will try your trick of saving the text as a txt file - hadn't thought of doing that.

 

What about dialogue? is that single-spaced as well?



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Posted 29 September 2016 - 09:14 AM

Also, if an agent asks for 25 pages.....do you send the first 25 pages of your 12-pt Times New Roman font MS that is double spaced...and then single space it in the body of the email? Or is it 25 pages of single-spaced lines with breaks for paragraphs?

 

Maybe someone who has done this a lot can chime in?



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Posted 02 October 2016 - 11:54 AM

Do you also double space between paragraphs in the sample chapters, or just the query and synopsis?



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Posted 02 October 2016 - 03:46 PM

I don't know! Trying to find out...






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