Ask Daphne! About My Query XXXIX

January 29th, 2010

I’ve got About My Query posts scheduled into March, but when I looked in my drafts folder this morning, today’s post was empty! One entreaty posted to Twitter later, and here’s today’s query for your review. I like changing things up every so often, so rather than posting my thoughts and having a bunch of […]

Filled Under: About My Query, Ask Daphne!

Scarlett Fever is “uproariously funny”

January 28th, 2010

I was going to do a recap of last night’s #askAgent session on Twitter, but there’s already a transcript posted here, so I will just tell you to go check it out! In other news, though, Kirkus reviewed Maureen Johnson‘s Scarlett Fever, and they loved it! I quote: The sequel measures well above its predecessor […]

Filled Under: News

All Abuzz

January 27th, 2010

So the publishing world is all abuzz today with news of Apple’s iPad, although — period jokes aside — I’m not yet seeing that this is THE THING that will change publishing as we know it. I’m certainly not ready to give up my Kindle, and since I’m not on AT&T, nor do I wish […]

Filled Under: Slushpile

Spy Novels and Reintroducing Characters

January 26th, 2010

I finished reading Daniel Silva‘s latest Gabriel Allon thriller The Defector last night, and I wanted to talk about it. If you’re reading this blog, you probably know I don’t represent thrillers, but I do enjoy reading them, and Silva is one of those authors I like to keep up with. With a multi-book series […]

Filled Under: Recent Reads

“Smirk”, and other words to avoid

January 25th, 2010

One of my authors just got a revision letter from her editor, and I was looking over it, and noticed the following comment: Please avoid use/overuse of the word “smirk.” This is a description I see in the work of many new writers and I firmly believe that smirking is less common in the world […]

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