Sunday, August 16, 2009

Writing Exercise Results . . .


. . . are in the posts below. The task was to write a query letter focused on one (and only one) standard (or substandard) aspect of query letters, that aspect not being the book's plot.

17 comments:

fairyhedgehog said...

This one was fun to do and fun to read everyone else's.

I wonder how close these came to any real queries you've ever received, EE.

Evil Editor said...

I've decided to submit mine to an agency. I think we all should.

Khazar-khum said...

I'm on the query-go-round anyway; all it can do is shoot me in the back.

Robin S. said...

Yeah- maybe we should all submit ours. What a hoot. Maybe all to the same agent...

Dave F. said...

This was a prolific exercise. All sorts of good fun.

Kathleen said...

these were all so good! great exercise.

Khazar-khum said...

Yes! Robin is brilliant!

Who, though? Sadly we can no longer harass Miss Snark.

_*Rachel*_ said...

EE, if you've got someone you want to prank, I'm in.

Flamingos in my grandparents' lawn. Hoo yeah, 50 years together.

Kool Kat said...

The perfect agent: badass Janet Reid, who also runs Query Shark.

Janet, hope some love comes your way.

Whirlochre said...

These are all wonderfully dreadful.

Maybe next week we should write the rejections.

Or the partial requests.

Robin S. said...

By the way, these were all so very good - really enjoyed the reads!

_*Rachel*_ said...

Who are you submitting yours to, EE?

Anonymous said...

These were very good and it was fun to write.

I think we should send the queries to every agent/publisher that rejected our manuscripts.

Just to see if we get better rejection letters. I think agents would find them fun.

The sad part is how much some actually looked like at least part of my original query letter.

vkw

Evil Editor said...

Who are you submitting yours to, EE?

I haven't even decided which minion's signature to put on mine yet.

_*Rachel*_ said...

Can't use mine, I want to use it.

That was a cop-off, wasn't it? You're not evil enough to actually do it.... I'm disillusioned now.

Rick Daley said...

Use mine. If anyone gets really offended, I'll blame it on the Chicago Daley's (no known or admitted relationship). They are no strangers to controversy.

~Aimee States said...

I just read ALLLL of those. You guys did great! So funny.