Ask Daphne! About My Query’s Genre

September 12th, 2016
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Today’s AMQ post comes with thanks to Sara. Without further ado… Hoping you’ll critique my query… I liked your online bio and wishlist online and I think you might want to know how to become a Messiah. PROFANE FIRE AT THE ALTAR OF THE LORD is about three men, each on a quest for fame […]

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Show Me The Love!

February 18th, 2015

Show Me The Love The first romance novel I read was SWEET RELEASE by Pamela Clare. Pamela is a good friend and when this very first book of hers was published she hand-delivered a copy to me. That was in 2004 when I was uber-pregnant with my son. I remember balancing her book on my […]

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From The Archives: On the Third day of Christmas Vacation

December 24th, 2012
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Daphne gave to me an answer to Valerie’s pressing question: I’ve just been introduced to your website and agency with high recommendations. However, in reviewing your submission guidelines it doesn’t appear that you take genre romance. Could you clarify for me? That I can, Valerie! At this point, no, I don’t take genre or category […]

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A Peek at the Query Inbox

September 6th, 2011

Hello, readers! I feel like I know you all so much better after all your wonderful comments on Friday’s post. Let’s keep the conversation going, shall we? Today I want to show you a peek into my query inbox with a breakdown of genres and subgenres found within. This isn’t quite like a live blog, […]

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Which Comes First?

August 30th, 2011

My friend @gooddirt shared an interesting article today discussing the age-old writer’s dilemma: which comes first when you’re writing, characters or plot? The post also shares five great tips on starting with either, and so I highly recommend giving it a read. But it got me wondering — do you think writers of certain genres […]

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