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#1 Jean Oram

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 08:30 PM

TO POST YOUR QUERY FOR CRITIQUE BY OTHER AQC MEMBERS, BE SURE YOU ARE IN THE PROPER FORUM: QUERY CRITIQUES

 

(Not here reading this thread...!)


THEN:

Post a copy of your full query for critique in this group ONLY.

Start a new topic by clicking on the START NEW TOPIC button, and then title it using the following format:  YOUR BOOK's TITLE (your book's genre) 

ALL revisions to your original query must be posted in the SAME thread. 

 

WARNING: New threads for the same query will be reported by members and deleted by the Administrators.


ADDITIONAL TIPS TO MAXIMIZE THE NUMBER OF CRITIQUES YOU RECEIVE:


How to Change Your Topic's Title in order to include its (Genre): Click on the "edit" button just below your first post. USE FULL EDITOR. Click on it to edit your original topic title or subtitle. Make your changes and click on save.

Don't include attachments: You will gain better results by copying and pasting your query into the body of the post, rather than attaching a file. 

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#2 Jean Oram

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 07:21 PM


I posted a new version of my query, but it's waaaay back on page 6. It didn't bump up to the first page. :(


It's because you changed an existing posts in the topic. You have to add a new revision for it to bump you up.

 

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 02:20 PM

Just a reminder to folks to please follow these rules. In particular:

1) Post revisions in the same thread--don't start a new one. (This has happened a few times lately, and my OCD requires me to immediately merge the threads when I discover it. Looks like the rules say second threads should be deleted. When Jean pops back in, she might not be as nice as I've been. :tongue: )

2) The title of your thread should be MY BOOK'S TITLE (genre). (In particular, the genre is missing in several posts lately. Including the genre helps other users find queries they might feel comfortable critiquing.)
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Posted 26 December 2011 - 11:33 AM

Hi, everyone.

I just had a quick question:

If you have two manuscripts with two different queries, do they have to be on the same thread or can you create a new one for the new manuscript? Can you have two queries being critiqued at the same time?

Thanks!

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 12:15 PM

Hi, everyone.

I just had a quick question:

If you have two manuscripts with two different queries, do they have to be on the same thread or can you create a new one for the new manuscript? Can you have two queries being critiqued at the same time?

Thanks!


Yes, please DO keep your queries each in their own thread -- each with the title and genre in the thread title. Also, it is perfectly permissable to have multiple queries posted at once.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:41 AM

I have revised my query in the post, as you directed, but I cannot find any way to edit the title to "revised" as you stated. I cannot find any edit settings, or extra boxes, anywhere.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:49 AM

Hi David,

I learned this a while ago... your question arrived in my email... I'm no expert, but I think the trick to changing the title is editing the first post in the thread.

I was asked: Did you click the small Edit button under the first post in the thread first? Then the Use Full Editor button should show up.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:53 AM

Thanks, I got it. You would think with 20 years experience with Windows, and a brother who is a consultant that I would have seen that edit button, huh?

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:22 PM

Thanks for the guidelines.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:22 PM

Is it alright if I change the topic title due to changing the name of the manuscript itself? It seemed redundant to use the old title, but I don't want it to seem like I'm changing it solely to get fresh eyes on it. I figured I'm okay by keeping everything in the same thread, just wanted to double check...
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Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:54 AM

Is it alright if I change the topic title due to changing the name of the manuscript itself? It seemed redundant to use the old title, but I don't want it to seem like I'm changing it solely to get fresh eyes on it. I figured I'm okay by keeping everything in the same thread, just wanted to double check...


Yeah, I think that'd be fine. Just make a note of the change in the thread as well to call attention to it. (If anyone's following your post, they might be confused by the title change in the notification at first.)
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

Hi,

 

How do I get my 5th revision of THE HAUNTING OF SAMANTHA MCQUEEN from the bottom to the top? Thanks in advance for your help.

 

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:52 PM

Hi,

 

How do I get my 5th revision of THE HAUNTING OF SAMANTHA MCQUEEN from the bottom to the top? Thanks in advance for your help.

 

Carolyn

I'd comment and help some others revise and ask them to look at yours.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:52 PM

 I have two versions of my query draft, and I only posted one. I can't choose. One's risky, one's not. Should I start a new post or put the other within the same thread?



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:19 PM

Same thread probably. If you post two the mod will have to merge them anyway. You're only allowed to have one thread per query.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:53 AM

I am new to this site. I need help please. Where do I post my query?

 

Thank you very much for your help.



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:57 AM

Under the Query Critique Group there should be a button that says "Start New Topic" or something similar. That will allow you you to post your query.


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 05:26 PM

Well, I'm brand new to this site and I was having a really hard time figuring out how to add "Revised" to my query post. I was just about to ask when I saw your post, Jean, about full editor. That did the trick! Thanks! :)


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:49 PM

Dear Jean,

 

I'm afraid I posted a new topic on the same query letter that has been revised. If there is any way you could delete it (because I have looked to do it myself) that would be awesome. I am terribly sorry for the inconvenience and I promise not to make the same mistake a second time. 



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 02:11 PM

Hi.  I am trying to add my revised query but I am not seeing the edit button.  I hate to sound stupid, but where does one find it?






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