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Bad Query Tips and Much More...

If you're a writer and you tweet, chances are, you've already seen the hilarious and informative hashtag #BadQueryingTips trending on Twitter. Basically, it's a what-not-to-do sort of guide for querying writers.

A few gems...






Fun, right? There's also #BadWritingTips :







Anyway, what bad query or writing tips have you encountered before? Please share so we can all have a laugh (and secretly fix our mistakes when no one's looking. :D )

21 comments:

Stephsco said...

Haha - I'll check out those hashtags.

KarenG said...

LOL. How about do the OPPOSITE of their submission guidelines?

Simon Kewin said...

Amusing stuff - must keep an eye on that hashtag.

Jessie Humphries said...

Suddenly...I'm laughing out loud! :)

J. A. Bennett said...

Wow, I'm behind the times! I din't see these, too funny. As for #badqueryingtips I would say to be sure to put in lots of rhetorical questions. They really get the mind going. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

LOL. Those are just awesome. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Love those - adding those hashtags to tweetdeck!

M.J. Fifield said...

I have seen these. They've been keeping me laughing the past few days.

Lexa Cain said...

Well, shoot. I do a couple of those things. Now I feel almost as simple-minded as my readers...

Rachna Chhabria said...

Lol. I just couldn't stop laughing. Calling up the agent everyday is a super idea ;)

A. Lynden Rolland said...

I needed a good laugh today! I especially like the one about using as many synonyms as possible for the word, "said."

Kim said...

Okay, some of these hurt :)!
Too funny!

Cheryl said...

Hey, how about if your query gets rejected, just rename the characters and send it back to a different agent at the same agency!

MTeacress said...

I haven't seen this on Twitter yet. Funny. :)

Lynn(e) Schmidt said...

You put up one of my tweets! I feel honored!!!! :):):):):):)

Bethany Crandell said...

pfft...these are awesome!!

Lexa Cain said...

I bet you're so glad your baby didn't put in an appearance yet. Yes, this one sounds like a keeper! lol
Wishing you all the best!

A.M.Supinger said...

I laughed SO HARD at "Show AND tell. Your reader is simple minded." --@andimjulie hahahahahahaha!

David P. King said...

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Medeia Sharif said...

This is so funny. I missed this hashtag.

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