Blog Thoughts

September 30th, 2010

Question for my readers: what do you look for when you come visit ye olde blog here? In other words — what are you favorite things to read here on Ask Daphne? Query critiques? Answers to your publishing questions? News about my authors and clients? Random posts about whatever I’m thinking about? Recent read reviews? […]

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September 29th, 2010

A few days ago (ok, it was longer than that, but I’m being generous with myself), I asked for a little help from my readers, in the form of your office/work spaces. I was looking for inspiration for the idea of possibly moving my own home office. And, well, it looks like my home office […]

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Resubmitting a Query

September 27th, 2010

I often get questions at conferences or on Twitter about resending a query to an agent. “What if,” the author asks, “I’ve made drastic changes and it’s practically a different project now?” Well, it depends. Did you turn your contemporary YA into a paranormal MG? That’s different. Otherwise, I think you’re looking at a revision, […]

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Ask Daphne! About My Query LXXIV

September 24th, 2010

For the first official AMQ post of fall, I just had to feature a great pair of boots, and these certainly fit the bill. (And can be yours, too!) Plus, they’re a little super-hero-y, don’t you think? Which ties in nicely with today’s query: Dear Ms. Testerman, Andrew, Cali, Sam, and Jupiter skip school and […]

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Serious Linkage

September 23rd, 2010

I taught two Nia classes today, ran a few errands, and managed to get an exciting new project out to a fabulous list of prospective editors. What I didn’t do was write a fabulous blog post, and since I’ve already fallen down on the job once this week, I can’t let another day go by […]

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