Ask Daphne! About My Query LXXVII

October 29th, 2010

I loved the image of these Proenza Schouler shoes so much when someone shared them with me yesterday that I made them my new Twitter icon. And now I’m ALSO featuring them on today’s About My Query post. Gonna play with format again today, though. The query is in bold italics, with my comments after […]

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Ask Daphne! About Submission Lists

October 28th, 2010

After I posted on Twitter yesterday that I was working on two submission lists, one of my followers responded wondering what a submission list IS. And, well, I figure if one person is curious enough to ask, there’s probably even more who also have questions, but just didn’t type them out! So, a primer on […]

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Reviewers Love Us!

October 26th, 2010

You may have already seen this on Stephanie Perkins’ blog or on Twitter, but I’m thrilled to share the followed STARRED review of Anna and the French Kiss from Kirkus Reviews: Since her father’s Nicholas Sparks–like novels have been turned into blockbuster movies and he now has the means (and status) to give her culture, […]

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Ask Daphne! About a Different Kind of Formatting

October 22nd, 2010

Deb writes with a great follow-up to yesterday’s question about formatting within your manuscript, to wit: There are, of course, rules for manuscripts–each paragraph indented, double-spaced, et cetera. But what about when you copy/paste into an e-mail? Suddenly you lose formatting, fonts … what’s a writer to do? It’s true, a lot of email services […]

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Ask Daphne! About Formatting

October 21st, 2010

I’m feeling SO GREAT about getting back within my two week response time for queries that I’m answering TWO Ask Daphne questions this week. Wheee! The first comes from Robin, who writes: I am currently working on my second YA crime novel in which my protagonist is partially deaf. She communicates through texts on her […]

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