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#1 Spaulding

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 10:56 PM

Not many quires to choose form and they're pretty bad.

Is August a slow month because agents are vacationing, or a new group who have little to no idea what they're doing?

 

Anyone know where I can find queries that prove the writer knows what they're doing?


If I helped you, please critique my query -- The Comfort Ban.

Or the synopsis. (If you're in a particularly cheery mood, I'll accept a crit for both. Better yet, if you're in a foul mood, take it out on both.  :wink: )


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 11:56 PM

August is a slow month for agents, yes. And I would hope not all of the queries you've been looking at are bad :/


There's too much blood in my tea system. Time to put the kettle on.

 

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All projects except WINTER'S QUEEN are currently on hiatus until further notice. Thank you!

 

Queries:

Winter's Queen: http://agentquerycon...een-ya-fantasy/

Tenth Realm: http://agentquerycon...e-epic-fantasy/

Low Road: http://agentquerycon...orical-fantasy/

Moonhunter: http://agentquerycon...ya-xenofiction/

Song of the Sea: http://agentquerycon...sea-ya-fantasy/

My Soul to Keep: http://agentquerycon...porary-fantasy/

Dancing On Edges: http://agentquerycon...porary-fantasy/

Bellringer: http://agentquerycon...ringer-fantasy/

 

Hooks:

Winter's Queen: http://agentquerycon...tasy-hook-help/

Tenth Realm: http://agentquerycon...k-epic-fantasy/

Low Road: http://agentquerycon...fantasyvampire/

Moonhunter: http://agentquerycon...ya-xenofiction/

Song of the Sea: http://agentquerycon...ong-of-the-sea/

My Soul to Keep: http://agentquerycon...porary-fantasy/

Dancing on Edges: http://agentquerycon...asy-query-hook/

 

Synopses:

Winter's Queen: http://agentquerycon...een-ya-fantasy/

Tenth Realm: http://agentquerycon...ntasy-synopsis/

Low Road: http://agentquerycon...fantasyvampire/

My Soul to Keep: http://agentquerycon...porary-fantasy/


#3 Spaulding

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:58 PM

Yeesh! Even my post was bad! (Really shouldn't post before going to bed.)

 

Sorry. I don't know if all are bad. I just know the ones in my genre and age-levels recently have shown no understanding of the query. And, yes, I truly do get we're not likely to start out magnificently, but basic guidelines for queries ought to be in there somewhere. (Basics, like what the word count should look like, don't bother querying for a self-published book or series, the paragraphs about the story should be active, not passive, etc.)


If I helped you, please critique my query -- The Comfort Ban.

Or the synopsis. (If you're in a particularly cheery mood, I'll accept a crit for both. Better yet, if you're in a foul mood, take it out on both.  :wink: )


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 03:59 PM

If you look at the top of the section, you can also sort by more than just most recent. Try most viewed, or something else, if you want to find different queries to read.



#5 Spaulding

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 08:22 PM

Thanks! I just figured out how to find my audience-level to crit.


If I helped you, please critique my query -- The Comfort Ban.

Or the synopsis. (If you're in a particularly cheery mood, I'll accept a crit for both. Better yet, if you're in a foul mood, take it out on both.  :wink: )


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 07:42 AM

Yeesh! Even my post was bad! (Really shouldn't post before going to bed.)

 

Sorry. I don't know if all are bad. I just know the ones in my genre and age-levels recently have shown no understanding of the query. And, yes, I truly do get we're not likely to start out magnificently, but basic guidelines for queries ought to be in there somewhere. (Basics, like what the word count should look like, don't bother querying for a self-published book or series, the paragraphs about the story should be active, not passive, etc.)

 

I think most of us tend to start by looking at successful queries. I believe this has been a recent topic of discussion, but you'll notice many of these successes tend to fall outside the generally accepted rules for querying. When it comes to online forums there will always be a small percentage of the population who are completely clueless and probably need a push in the right direction to begin. Sadly, I think you're probably just running into a lot of post by this small group.

 

Though, your initial post brings up an interesting topic, is there a worst month to begin querying?






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