Monday, April 29, 2013

Query Critique Giveaway!

Enter now to win a free query critique from me!  I promise to nitpick with encouragement.

When I was working on my own query, I showed it to anyone who would look: my critique group, my husband, my family, random strangers who seemed interested, the postman, etc.  (Okay, so maybe not the postman, but yes to anyone who seemed interested.)  I was also fortunate enough to win a blog contest and receive a critique by Natalie Whipple, author of Transparent.

Ultimately, all of it helped me land my agent, Katelyn Detweiler at Jill Grinberg Literary

I'd love to pass on the pearls I learned to you.  I also have some general query writing advice posted here.  Good luck and happy querying!

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12 comments:

  1. I follow Natalie's blog so how awesome to discover the connection between you two! And how kind that you give back by offering a query critique!

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    1. Thanks! I've been following Natalie's blog for quite a while too, so I was really excited when I won her blog contest :)

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  2. Awesome! I hope I win. I've been on the agent hunt and haven't gotten a bite yet. Fingers crossed!

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  3. Hi, I just accepted your twitter follower friend request thingy (@NiikNak03) and I checked your page out and found out that you're offering this amazing giveaway. I, like many others, am at that stage where I've been querying a few agents but I have had no luck so far but winning something like this would be beyond helpful for a novice like me :). And I would also just like to thank you for running this giveaway :D.

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    1. You're welcome, and thanks for entering!

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  4. That was a really amazing evolution of developing a HP query. I see it, but boy, it's still so hard to do for my own book. Crossing my fingers! Glad I found this blog.

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad the examples were helpful! But I agree, it's always hardest to do with our own work. Good luck!

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  5. Thanks for running this contest. I am just about to start querying and I'd love to get off on a good foot!

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  6. Sooooooo . . . . when do we find out who won?! Still keeping my fingers crossed.

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  7. Winners are announced. Thanks so much to all particpants!

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