“Self-Pubbed Books in Query” Ask Agent: Renee

April 14th, 2015
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Anonymous asks: Thoughts on querying with self published projects in your history? I realize the self published things wouldn’t be query-able, also these things would be self-pub for business reasons (ie short story collection) not “no one else wanted it”. Should you mention it in your author bio for the new book or not, since new […]

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Ask Daphne! About Editing

May 16th, 2011

I didn’t answer this question the other day during my lightning round, since it needed a bit more space of its own. Which it has now, so over to Anne C., who asks: I know editors at publishing companies ask for re-writes, both great and small, depending on the manuscript. But would you say there […]

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One From the Archives…

August 4th, 2010

As August creeps upon us, and I get ready for my beach vacation, I thought we could periodically take a trip through the archives, and revisit some Ask Daphne! posts from the past. Here’s one from way back in January of 2008: I have a finished paranormal romance and want to begin shopping it around. […]

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Ask Daphne! About Editing

April 22nd, 2010

I love these shoes. When I think of shoes to illustrate a post about editors, these are the ones that come to mind. And speaking of editors, (Not Intern) Jenny asks: Do you work as an editor on in-progress stories? I understand that proposed non-fiction does not necessarily have to be complete. Memoir, however, is […]

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“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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