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by Tirolo
May 16th, 2011, 10:09 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Pitch Session
Replies: 5
Views: 1972

Re: Pitch Session

Nonononononono no. You don't read your query letter. You tell the other person, briefly, what your novel is about. You should be able to do it in a couple sentences. There is a difference between a pitch and a query. If your comparisons are obscure, don't bring them up.
by Tirolo
April 5th, 2011, 9:51 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Super Sad True Agent Story
Replies: 22
Views: 6744

Re: Super Sad True Agent Story

Sure, he can self publish and have his book NOW! Self publishing advocates seem to think it so awful for a book to take a year or two to be published. You know what? While that year before publication goes by, the publisher is actually selling the book into book stores (getting pre-orders), sending ...
by Tirolo
April 4th, 2011, 6:04 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Super Sad True Agent Story
Replies: 22
Views: 6744

Re: Super Sad True Agent Story

If you have other prospects for agents, keep sending the manuscript out. If you've exhausted the possibilities for now, then I think you're doing exactly the right thing, working on the second novel and some stories. The first novel written is not always the first one published. An entirely plausibl...
by Tirolo
May 24th, 2010, 11:50 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: You have another think coming
Replies: 35
Views: 9351

Re: You have another think coming

You can't distinctly hear the difference between "think coming" and "thing coming" unless a person deliberately slows down and separates the two words by enunciating them with a pause between. The difference is too slight in normal conversational pronunciation. That's why people make the mistake of ...