Ask Daphne! About My Query XXXI

November 20th, 2009

These shoes have nothing whatsoever to do with the theme of this query, but since a follower shared them on Twitter, I’ve known I had to post them. Check it: lightbulb shoes! Follow the link to see how they work. Moving on to our reason for being here, Mary D. writes “I have been sending […]

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What’s Your Song?

November 19th, 2009

HarperCollins editor Molly O’Neill, a fellow Gleek, has a great post up on her blog today about songs as reflections of your characters (inspired by last night’s Glee). To quote Molly: I’m curious, though–if asked directly, what would your book’s main character (ooh! or your book’s antagonist!) tell you is the song (and it doesn’t […]

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A Writing Community

November 18th, 2009

I’m having lunch this afternoon with fellow Denver literary agent Kristin Nelson, who’s one of a several other Denver Literary Ladies I see regularly. And, well, my forthcoming lunch got me thinking about community, and what that means for a writer. One of the biggest adjustments for me in starting kt literary was going from […]

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OPERATION REDWOOD a Top Ten (twice!)

November 17th, 2009

Just got some great news about S. Terrell French‘s Operation Redwood! First, from Daily Kos, which prefaces their list thusly: Best-seller lists, the air waves, oped pages, and blog posts have been filled with Steven Levitt’s and Steven Dubner’s shallow,truthiness-laden Superfreakonomics. […] There are, essentially, innumerable works more worthy of our attention and engagement, even […]

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Twitter Advice

November 16th, 2009

I was a very busy KT this weekend, getting nearly caught up on all my queries. I’m not quite at the end yet, but I can see it from where I’m standing. Anyway, in the course of looking through about 200 queries, give or take, certain themes popped out at me, and certain #pubtips worth […]

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