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  1. Query Hook for Beneficio Second Try!!

    Hello All! Here is my second attempt at a hook: When visions of himself from the past lead enigmatic entrepreneur, Skip Schmidt, to venture...

    Started by Kyle Cowman‎, 04-22-2011 01:51 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    04-23-2011, 10:14 PM Go to last post
  2. Please critique, thanks (Day of Dreams, 3rd attempt)

    I've tried to take the feedback I've heard from my earlier versions and craft something new. Other than the first and last sentences, I've rewritten...

    Started by Ananth Krishna‎, 03-21-2011 06:37 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-28-2011, 01:59 AM Go to last post
  3. Moses Query attempt #4

    So, Iíve been toying with the idea of using a scene from my book as the actually query letter. Hereís what I have, please let me know what you think....

    Started by Andy Hitch‎, 03-01-2011 09:46 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-03-2011, 12:09 PM Go to last post
  4. Another attempt - QL take XXXL

    As many of you know, I have struggled with my QL for my MS1 I have worked the H#ll out of the MS and have it pretty damn shiny - even if I do say...

    Started by Satyrical Raven‎, 01-12-2011 01:37 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-27-2016, 07:32 AM Go to last post
  5. Revision for a Query: THE FINAL CLUE.

    Hello everyone, I haven't submitted anything for a while. I've been doing my homework on cleaning up my ms. If you don't mind I could really use a...

    Started by Cheryl Iadonisi‎, 08-18-2011 10:16 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    08-23-2011, 12:01 PM Go to last post
  6. Query Revision

    Thanks for all the guidance on the last attempt. I've revised my query completely with more meat, less potatoes and no pie :D Thanks again for...

    Started by Chris W‎, 09-01-2011 02:46 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    09-05-2011, 02:08 AM Go to last post
  7. Revised Query

    Dear _______ I Told My Mind To Shut Up, is a 60,000 word memoir that shows how to conquer great obstacles in order to get what you wantóno matter...

    Started by greg winick‎, 01-29-2012 09:18 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    02-01-2012, 08:17 AM Go to last post
  8. First Query for my cross -genre memoir...Please read and critique! Thanks

    Dear Agent, Former Rock musician Jenn Wertz has set about writing a memoir of her life and times with Rusted Root, the popular 90s rock band she...

    Started by adobe88‎, 05-29-2012 08:10 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-31-2012, 07:34 AM Go to last post
  9. Just starting on this query letter

    Okay. I'm taking a break from the book I'm presently writing, to work up a query letter for the fiction book I wrote a few years ago. I know it's too...

    Started by SusanH‎, 08-11-2012 11:06 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    08-12-2012, 10:07 AM Go to last post
  10. Will a novel work if the main character is unlikeable?

    I was married three times and my last two husbands died. I want to write about these events but not as a grief story. The heroine (me) is a kind of...

    Started by Pines223‎, 04-26-2013 10:35 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-24-2013, 01:27 PM Go to last post
  11. Moses polished query PLEASE critique

    Minus introductions Dear Joe Blow, I hope my query finds you well. In the world of Wall Street vs. Main Street, Noah fit somewhere between ďI...

    Started by Andy Hitch‎, 04-13-2011 07:08 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    04-13-2011, 10:48 PM Go to last post
  12. Moses Synopsis attempt #3

    Thanks for the advice on my other posts. Three questions: 1. What do you think of this 338 word synopsis? 2. Should I use multiple paragraphs?...

    Started by Andy Hitch‎, 02-27-2011 10:30 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-28-2011, 08:46 AM Go to last post
  13. One more try: non-fiction

    I took the advice I got and really scaled it down, moved some things around to hopefully make it sound more interesting. In the interest of keeping...

    Started by Bina Bear‎, 02-06-2011 01:22 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-06-2011, 04:15 PM Go to last post
  14. Query critique for THE FINAL CLUE

    Hello everyone, it's been awhile since I've posted a revision for my query. As alway's, I welcome all and any critique. Thank you in advance for your...

    Started by Cheryl Iadonisi‎, 11-16-2011 08:57 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    11-18-2011, 10:09 AM Go to last post
  15. Revision--for YA query

    Thanks for all the help so far! You've been great. Here's my revision--hopefully I'm whittling this down into something that doesn't, you know,...

    Started by Carrie Graves‎, 10-15-2011 08:35 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-28-2011, 07:48 PM Go to last post
  16. Thanks for your feedback. I reconstructed the query and I hope this is improved.

    Based on the feedback I've received and I thank you all for that. I considered it all and here is the updated version. I appreciate your input as...

    Started by Cheryl Iadonisi‎, 11-24-2011 11:48 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    11-26-2011, 10:15 AM Go to last post
  17. Fantasy Query: Getting standard rejections

    Forever is a completed 76,000 word fantasy/historical fiction novel. Thereís stalking, seduction and death and thatís just the first chapter. It...

    Started by DanielleS83‎, 08-22-2012 09:46 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-24-2012, 08:43 AM Go to last post
  18. Red face Pitch - Opinions please!

    I'm submitting a pitch for a writing contest and entering it in the YA category. I'm not sure how different a 'pitch' is from a query, but I think...

    Started by Kelouise‎, 01-14-2013 03:48 PM
    pitch, query, young adult
    • Replies: 5
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    01-26-2013, 04:25 PM Go to last post
  19. Query-The Great Turbulance............... Help!

    The Great Turbulence and Malcontent of Brimley Tinderbuss In 1665 London, Brimley openly criticizes King Charles II's tax-heavy rule with his...

    Started by Tobias Garrett‎, 02-16-2013 03:18 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 3,832
    02-18-2013, 01:14 PM Go to last post

    Hi Everyone. I could really use some feedback on my query letter. I am finding it especially difficult to write since my novel is narrative fiction...

    Started by marikaguthrie‎, 02-11-2014 11:59 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 5,479
    02-12-2014, 09:11 AM Go to last post

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