If you haven't seen me around the blogosphere, blame it on the QUERY. Such a simple word, and to someone who doesn't write, it simply means a question, or an inquiry. But if you present this word to a writer, expect this:
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Luckily for me, I have my writer friends to keep me sane. And AGENT QUERY CONNECT. Seriously, you need a query critique? Get thee to their forum, now! And don't forget to pay it forward by helping others with their query. We all know that good karma is highly useful in the querying business...well, it's not to guarantee you an agent request, but to get good, constructive feedback from other writers.
Also, the fabulous and pouty-lipped Mindy McGinnis or BBC or bigblackcat97 or... (I swear this woman has a lot of names!) of Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire has a regular Saturday Slash where she grapples with your query and chops it down with a hatchet. Minus the blood and gore.
And then of course, there's Query Shark. But only go there if you have guts. Sharks like guts, right? (Alright, bad pun.)
Good luck with your querying endeavors, my good people! I'll just be right over here, tinkering with my own query. Ciao!
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