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  1. End of the Rope

    I was wondering if anyone had an idea of agents that might be open to new clients. I have scoured the web recently, and I have found numerous...

    Started by Chris Hagler‎, 09-28-2009 08:04 AM
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  2. New and Improved.....I think. Please take a look.

    Thanks to Gary, Keith and Cindy for the advice, I looked at what you guys wrote on here while at work and completely reworked the query and came...

    Started by Chris Hagler‎, 09-30-2009 07:34 AM
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    09-30-2009, 08:55 AM Go to last post
  3. Query Critique, Take 2

    Thanks to all for the very helpful suggestions on my first try. Incorporating most of Cindy's great suggestions, I've come up with the following. ...

    Started by John Ian‎, 09-25-2009 12:07 PM
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    09-30-2009, 08:45 AM Go to last post
  4. WD Future Role of Agents

    <http://www.writersdigest.com/article/the-future-role-of-agents/> I'm thinking that sense I'm a first time sci fi author when and IF I get...

    Started by Aspiring Writer‎, 09-29-2009 05:03 PM
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    09-29-2009, 05:26 PM Go to last post
  5. Is There?

    Is there such of a thing as a word count program? For simply counting the number of words in a piece of work?

    Started by Jeff D‎, 09-29-2009 02:07 PM
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    09-29-2009, 02:35 PM Go to last post
  6. Getting in touch with another Author

    Hello. I\'m trying to get in touch with another author about one of their books. You see, i wrote a fan-fiction based on the author\'s books; like a...

    Started by Craig Poling‎, 09-28-2009 01:43 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    09-29-2009, 02:13 PM Go to last post
  7. Starting fresh

    I\'ve been working off and on with a new book over the past couple of years while working two jobs. I find it quite difficult to be able to get...

    Started by Tyler Dickinson‎, 09-27-2009 06:23 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    09-28-2009, 09:29 PM Go to last post
  8. Literary Agent Database

    Does anyone know of a reliable internet database of literary agents?

    Started by Jaclyn Vesik‎, 09-28-2009 04:44 PM
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    09-28-2009, 07:28 PM Go to last post
  9. Query: Black Serpent (Revised)

    I've probably gone back to too wordy... It's a twisting plot but everything ties in well in the MS (IMO). It's just hard to put into a few...

    Started by Karen Letts‎, 09-27-2009 08:06 AM
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    09-28-2009, 04:40 PM Go to last post
  10. Sending to agents this month

    Well, I said back in January that I was going to be sending to agents in October. I have everything all ready to start. Any advice from you guys? I...

    Started by Rebecca Cole‎, 09-27-2009 03:48 PM
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    09-28-2009, 04:00 PM Go to last post
  11. revised query

    Please review and comment on my latest query - Dear Ms. …….: THE CARTHAGE CONNECTION is an 83,000-word thriller. Field Archeologist Nora...

    Started by Kenneth Teicher‎, 09-26-2009 01:21 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    09-28-2009, 08:22 AM Go to last post
  12. a final stab

    Okay heres probably my final attempt before I resign myself to the conclusion that writing queries is an art that is beyond me, and I should just...

    Started by The Tainted‎, 09-24-2009 10:53 PM
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    09-27-2009, 01:49 PM Go to last post
  13. Could you critique this Query?

    QUERY: Julianne’s world crumbles as the masked killer has her pinned against the table and wall of Hansen’s Boat workshop and he slowly removes the...

    Started by Paddy Mercier‎, 09-15-2009 04:28 PM
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  14. A break from editing - My Query...

    Hello People, I have been editing my MS, what feels like 25-hours a day. I needed a break, and so returned to my query. Somewhere, over the last...

    Started by Stephen Davis‎, 09-23-2009 08:42 AM
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  15. Length of time manuscript with agent

    What is considered a fair amount of time for an agent to have a manuscript and be shopping it around? An agent has my manuscript and the only time we...

    Started by Kathleen Curtis‎, 09-24-2009 12:26 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    09-26-2009, 10:20 AM Go to last post
  16. Getting started

    I have an idea for a book but am struggling with where to begin. It is a non fiction. I have struggled with the idea for many years and finally...

    Started by Theresa Black‎, 09-25-2009 08:51 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-26-2009, 10:12 AM Go to last post
  17. Edgy genre fiction - what agents dig it?

    I write what I call neo-noir, which just means \\\"new\\\" and \\\"black\\\" in French. I also use words like transgressive, slipstream, and...

    Started by Richard Thomas‎, 09-24-2009 10:56 AM
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    09-25-2009, 12:00 PM Go to last post
  18. looking for help with my query

    I am in the final stages (gulp) of editing my manuscript and thought this would be a good time to begin work on my query. I would appreciate any...

    Started by Kenneth Teicher‎, 09-24-2009 09:28 AM
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    09-25-2009, 07:59 AM Go to last post
  19. Just want to say thanks (no samples inside!)

    Thanks to everyone who helped me refine my query. I'm sending out this weekend (along with synopsis and sample chapters) to agents i'm hoping to...

    Started by Brandon Cleveland‎, 09-24-2009 02:47 PM
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    09-25-2009, 02:12 AM Go to last post
  20. query no. 3. Thank you again

    Very helpful suggestions last time guided me to this new draft. Thank you. Thank you. A friendship between an American journalist and a Pakistani...

    Started by Natasha m‎, 09-24-2009 12:35 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    09-24-2009, 01:25 PM Go to last post

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