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win a query critique or a 25 or 50 page critique from Weronika Janczuk

To celebrate debut week for my novel, Miserere, I’m having a flash fiction contest at my other blog. Enter your flash fiction for a chance to win one of five prizes that include a query critique, a 25 page critique or a 50 … Continue reading

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on the value of networking

For those of you who read helluo librorum regularly, you know that Monday is the day I usually post. Last week was completely blown away from me by a much-needed and most excellent vacation to the lovely city of Miami, … Continue reading

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goals and patience

Writers are known for making goals, but not all of us are known for our patience, especially with the query process. While writers often decry the waiting and the subjectivity of the whole process, I think we’re all missing the … Continue reading

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how to format an e-mail query letter pt. II

Formatting your query letter from Word to an e-mail document can result in all kinds of formatting errors if you just cut and paste. I discussed a few techniques in this post on How to Format an E-mail Query. Having … Continue reading

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how to format an e-mail query

NOTE: FOR AN UPDATED POST ON THIS SUBJECT, SEE: “how to format an e-mail query pt. II.” You’ve done it. Your novel is complete. Your hook is firmly established; you’ve polished your query until it shines; your first five pages … Continue reading

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approaching literary agents

[tweetmeme source=”teresafrohock” alias=”http://wp.me/pr3QO-AF” only_single=false] My good friend Kelly Bryson asked me to do a post on the correct way to research and approach the literary agent of your choice. I think it’s a great idea, especially in light of Nathan … Continue reading

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lunch hour links for writers – 2/3/10

[tweetmeme source=”teresafrohock” alias=”http://wp.me/pr3QO-zv” only_single=false] This is the week of the query, so off we go with links to query letters and such from around the net. A very nice post is available at Agent Query, which gives some very succinct … Continue reading

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genesis of a query

I know I said we wouldn’t be talking about query letters this year, but I’ve been hearing negative remarks about working with editors here and there. I wanted to show you what a good editor can do if you work … Continue reading

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lunch hour links for writers

The good folks at Writers’ Digest have a great post There Are No Rules – Best Tweets for Writers Week Ending 6/26/09 here: I took the time to surf through them and highly recommend these two notables: 36 Free E-books … Continue reading

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query letters – the neverending subject . . .

This was just too good to pass up for referral.  Go to Edittorrent and read “How to Put It Together Into One Neat Tweet.” [Note: it’s not a tweet, but really sound advice on how to put organize the information … Continue reading

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