Ask Daphne! About My Query IX

May 22nd, 2009

For the Stormtrooper in your life, these space age shoes. And for B.R., the final “About My Query” for the week. I have more in my inbox to get to, but we’ll spread them out a bit moving forward, ok? If you want our esteemed guest panel’s review of your query, you can email it […]

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Ask Daphne! About My Query VIII

May 21st, 2009

Adjustable shoes for C.C., who is today’s “About My Query” contestant. We’re switching things up today, with an adult nonfiction proposal. Things to bear in mind: the tone and audience is vastly different from a YA or middle grade novel, but the query still needs to hook a reader. How’d she do?

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We interrupt this week’s regularly scheduled posts…

May 20th, 2009

… for some distressing news. According to a new study, “Being overweight — or simply believing they are overweight — might predispose some U.S. teens to suicide attempts.” is this just me, or is this horrifying? It’s all about image for teens, and this study shows that reality has very little to do with perception. […]

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Ask Daphne! About My Query VII

May 20th, 2009

Some well-loved, worn-in chucks for P.G., our next “About a Query” participant. You all know the rules now, right? Someone shares a query, I make comments, then you make comments, and hopefully, we’re all very helpful. Ok, here goes!

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Ask Daphne! About My Query VI

May 19th, 2009

Softball shoes for Steven, who’s our next “About My Query” participant. To recap how this works, I’ll post below an author’s complete query, minus a few identifying details. Following the query, I’ll add my comments on the letter itself, along with a summation. Then, we turn things over to you, the readers! Please chime in […]

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