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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Three more meetings

November 12th, 2008

Getting down to the end of my trip to the New York office (which has mostly been, at least this time, a Cosi on Broadway at 51st Street, just up from Times Square. Free wifi for the win!). Fellow Denver agent Kristin Nelson is also in town (no, we did not plan it that way), and is hearing many of the same things from editors that I am

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Trendy? Or Just Overplayed?

August 1st, 2008

I’m sort of co-opting an Ask An Editor question for this post, but in going through my electronic stack of queries, I’m finding certain trends or plot devices that keep repeating. So this isn’t so much an answer to “what’s the hot new trend?” but a cautionary tale against writing something that relies only a certain possibly overdone plot device.

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SCBWI Conference Recap

February 10th, 2008

Had a fun brilliant time at the SCBWI Annual Winter Conference this weekend.

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