Ask Daphne! About A Young Writer

April 13th, 2016
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I got a great question from a young author, and wanted to share it, and my answer, with all of you, in the hopes that it would be helpful. Tyler writes: I’m 13 and was wondering what it would take to get my book checked out. It is YA and I believe it will be […]

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An “Old” Question from the Archives

August 18th, 2010

I do hope you’re not getting tired of these glances back into the archives. I’ll admit, I post them with a bit of an ulterior motive — I’m gearing up for a week’s vacation (tomorrow is my last day in the office!), and with everything else I’m trying to get done before I close up […]

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Consultation Winner!

April 9th, 2010

Thanks to everyone who shared their teen writing. It was a lot of fun to read! As promised, I used to pick one winner from the comments for a one-on-one phone consultation (not a pitch session!) with me, at a time to be mutually agreed upon. And the winner is… Red Boot Pearl! Pearl, […]

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Teen Writing — REVEALED!

April 6th, 2010

If you follow news about YA literature at all, every once in a while you’ll see articles or blogs about an actual teenager who did the seemingly impossible and signed a contract to publisher his or her teen writing. Now, I’ve talked in the past about John Scalzi’s advice for teenage writers, the key component […]

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Ask Daphne! How Much to Include?

May 28th, 2009
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Another pause in our About My Query posts to answer a question from a blog reader. Also, for your information, these are the shoes I wore in high school. Anyway! Erin writes: I am a high school junior, and I have been re-writing my most recent novel. I believe that it might be good for […]

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