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by Mary-Catharine
February 8th, 2011, 11:32 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Nightframe Query
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

Re: Nightframe Query

Mary Edmondson (personal information) (Agency information) Dear Agent, Brody thinks Tabitha is a hero—but, of course, love is blind. He can’t see what she truly is: a werewolf. Tabitha knows that one day she won’t have the ability to keep control. Until then, she'd sacrifice her life to keep him saf...
by Mary-Catharine
February 2nd, 2011, 3:30 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query - The Coming
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

Re: Query - The Coming

(I don't like being harsh, but I'll try to be as honest as I possibly can without being critical. I just want to level with you, and letting you know that I'm not talking down to you-- I'm in the same boat you are, looking for an agent. I mean, if I didn't need help getting an agent, I wouldn't be o...
by Mary-Catharine
February 1st, 2011, 10:20 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for THE LAST SYMPHONY OF JUAN GARCIA
Replies: 24
Views: 3637

Re: Query for THE LAST SYMPHONY OF JUAN GARCIA

I'm sure you won't have a problem... okay, maybe a few. But that's how it's suppose to work. It's suppose to be long and full of suffering. Which is why all writers are closet masochist.
by Mary-Catharine
February 1st, 2011, 1:06 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for THE LAST SYMPHONY OF JUAN GARCIA
Replies: 24
Views: 3637

Re: Query for THE LAST SYMPHONY OF JUAN GARCIA

I in no way claim to know more about the publishing industry, and I understand your skepticism in beginning a writer-agent relationship. It's a pretty big deal! Just, from what I've read, agents are pretty important for a first time writer. I know what you mean by an agent that's too hands on, espec...
by Mary-Catharine
January 31st, 2011, 8:03 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for THE LAST SYMPHONY OF JUAN GARCIA
Replies: 24
Views: 3637

Re: Query for THE LAST SYMPHONY OF JUAN GARCIA

Trust me, you want an agent. Getting an agent is a must for a first time writer. They help you work out the best deals with editors and publishers. Publishers do not accept unsolicited writers. Do you know the right sites to go to find one? Because I can point you to a few I know.
by Mary-Catharine
January 31st, 2011, 7:27 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for THE LAST SYMPHONY OF JUAN GARCIA
Replies: 24
Views: 3637

Re: Query for THE LAST SYMPHONY OF JUAN GARCIA

What are your publication plans? Are you seeking representation?
by Mary-Catharine
January 31st, 2011, 3:40 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for THE LAST SYMPHONY OF JUAN GARCIA
Replies: 24
Views: 3637

Re: Query for THE LAST SYMPHONY OF JUAN GARCIA

Why thank you, I do try. I honestly like your book. I mean, I really do. Not just saying that. Oh my godiva, you explained the madness perfectly. It does feel like madness sometimes to even get involved with writing. It wasn't until recently that I felt like all my efforts have been productive. I've...
by Mary-Catharine
January 28th, 2011, 8:07 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for THE LAST SYMPHONY OF JUAN GARCIA
Replies: 24
Views: 3637

Re: Query for THE LAST SYMPHONY OF JUAN GARCIA

Um, awesome. Loved the racist chick. I think you need a comma between racist and outspoken. However, I was smiling the entire time I read your query. It's short, breaks all the rules, and I love it. I hope you know that you need to place the title of your story, word count, and genre after the query...
by Mary-Catharine
January 28th, 2011, 7:49 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Nightframe Query
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

Re: Nightframe Query

Why thank you, Kevin! I love your suggestions. I don't think I made it very clear that I revised my query, because I didn't make it first person. I can't wait to read yours. I'm sure it's fantastic!
by Mary-Catharine
January 27th, 2011, 11:45 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Nightframe Query
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

Re: Nightframe Query

Mary Edmondson (personal information) (Agency information) Dear Agent, Brody thinks Tabitha is a hero—but, of course, love is blind. He can’t see what Tabitha truly is: a werewolf. She knows that one day she won’t be able to keep control. Until then, I’d sacrifice her life to keep him safe from oth...
by Mary-Catharine
January 26th, 2011, 9:18 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Nightframe Query
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

Re: Nightframe Query

Mary Edmondson (personal information) (Agency information) Dear Agent, Brody thinks I’m a hero—but, of course, love is blind. He can’t see what I truly am: a werewolf. I know that one day I won’t be able to keep control. Until then, I’d sacrifice my life to keep him safe from others like me who want...
by Mary-Catharine
January 26th, 2011, 8:26 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Nightframe Query
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

Re: Nightframe Query

Thank you Falls Apart and oldhousejunkie! I'll try this baby again! What the two of you have said is absolutely right, and I'm going to try and apply it to my query.
by Mary-Catharine
January 26th, 2011, 12:58 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Nightframe Query
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

Nightframe Query

Mary Edmondson (personal information) (Agency information) Dear Agent, Brody thinks Tabitha is a hero—but, of course, love is blind. He can’t see what she truly is: a werewolf. Tabitha knows that one day she won’t have the ability to keep control. Until then, she'd sacrifice her life to keep him saf...
by Mary-Catharine
January 25th, 2011, 7:40 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: NIGHTFRAME: IN THE RED OF THE KNIGHT Query II
Replies: 17
Views: 3184

Re: NIGHTFRAME: IN THE RED OF THE KNIGHT Query II

Mary-Catharine, thanks for looking at my query. I've been wrestling with it for days, so I know how tough they are to write. The biggest issues I see with your query: (1) Length: aim for one or at most two paragraphs, approximately 100 words or so total. I went to the drugstore this week and bought...
by Mary-Catharine
January 24th, 2011, 1:21 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Revised Fantasy Query
Replies: 5
Views: 1226

Re: Revised Fantasy Query

Here, again, is the body only (minus the personalized agent para and genre/word count) of my work in progress. Any and all input is helpful. Thank you. The strange boy jumped off the cliff, pulling Sydney with him. As they fall she recognizes his birthmark. Has her brother really returned from the d...