Ask Daphne! About My Query XXXXIII (Guest Blog)

February 26th, 2010

Another Friday, another image of fabulous shoes, another About My Query post! In the spirit of this week, however, we’ve got a guest blogger commenting — Maureen Johnson, author of Scarlett Fever and many other fine novels, available wherever books are sold! Without further ado… Dear Ms. Unfeasible, I am seeking representation for my manuscript, […]

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Guest Blog by Intern Jenny: Trends and More

February 25th, 2010

Since Kate and I began working together last spring, she has generously included me in the query process by allowing me to help her go through the queries she receives. After reading hundreds, even thousands, of them I find it fascinating how many trends surface and how they seem to happen in waves. In the […]

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Guest Blog by Stephanie Perkins: Changing a Life

February 24th, 2010

I never expected that writing a novel would change my life. I mean . . . okay. That’s a lie. I totally did. I hoped that if I were ever lucky enough to reach publication, I could quit my day job and work full-time from home. In my pajamas. (The pajamas were a crucial part […]

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Guest Blog by Kiki Hamilton: The Black Hole of Editorial Revisions

February 23rd, 2010

Greetings from the Black Hole of Editorial Revisions! For the first-time author, the path to publication can feel like you’ve been sucked into a black hole of unknowns after you write the words ‘The End’. You’ve written a novel, now what? There are certain milestones of which most writers are aware as they attempt to […]

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Guest Blog by Sara Beitia: Take Vienna, Dammit

February 22nd, 2010

I turned thirty a couple years back. This being a milestone birthday and me not being a party person, I planned well in advance of the big day to spend it elsewhere. My husband and I live in Idaho and that’s where most of our family is, too, so New York—the place where we were […]

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