Monday, September 10, 2012


It’s mad, I say. Mad!

Yes, and I’m loving it. Last week, I spent my free time Meeting and Greeting those participating in the awesome Gearing Up To Get AnAgent contest hosted by Deana Barnhart. I had a wonderful time checking out blogs and learning about their owners’ aspirations and inspirations. How about you?

This week is also going to be full of awesome.

The pitch polish entries are up. Nail biting excitement for the 100 participants who have their pitches up and waiting for constructive feedback. So, please hop over there and show them some love by critiquing their pitches.

 For those who would like feedback on their pitches but didn’t get into the contest, sign up your blog on the linky list and post your query/pitch. The more people help out and provide feedback the better each participant will get at knowing how to draft a query letter, what needs to be in a query, and how to make yours stand out from the crowd.

I talked about what I feel is one of the most important things to have in a query in a guest post on Kate Evangelista's blog. It is subjective. I'm sure others will tell you different things. However, voice is the one thing that draws me in. If the voice of the query is blah, good luck keeping me around very long. My attention span is short. You gotta catch me in the very beginning and use your words to wrap me in sticky tape so I can’t break free.
Like I said, I'm speaking for myself here. Now it's your turn. What do you think is important to have in a query. Is it voice? Or something else that draws you in and keeps you moving along to something else? What do you think needs to be included in a kick butt query?




  1. Hey, Angie! For me, it's not just voice, but pacing. I like a tightly-written query that ups the ante with every sentence. Easier said than done, right? :)

  2. Hi Shiela,
    Yes, pacing is difficult to get right. There is a delicate balance between having enough information and too much. Too much bogs down the query, and not enough leaves the reader struggling to understand what the story is about.

    Thanks for stopping by and sharing what you fi nd to be important in a query.

  3. Hi Angie,
    I agree pacing and a strong voice, it's what my research says. I am learning how to master both for when my time comes. BTW if you get a chance I tagged you in a post on my blog I would love for you to stop by and take part with other GUTGAA-ans. Don't be a stranger

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  5. Hi Anon,
    You made me giddy, lol. My aim is to make the posts entertaining. I don't want to bore my readers. The fact that your getting anything useful out of it makes me beyond happy. :-)

    Thank you so much for your kind words. You've made my day!


Now it's your turn. What do you think?

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