Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Theresa column

This might get lost on the right side navigation bar, because we have so many archive subjects, but Theresa's got a column here. Check it out!

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Julie Harrington said...

I saw that! It's already bookmarked and I even submitted a question. :)


Leona said...

I've now bookmarked it and read the blog on mens perspective and the query letter. Maybe it'll help. I can't seem to find my voice in the query letter. It's almost funny. If it wasn't so important to my writing career it would be hilarious.

I can write ANY kind of prose that I want or I'm in the mood for. (Not bragging, just saying, I can write)Then, when I have the finished story, I sit down look at the computer and go ... um ... yeah.

Hope your questions address the query letter as I wouldn't know where to begin to ask the questions!!

I'm excited to see what you have to say.

Julie Harrington said...

Leona, for me the whole deal with a query letter is being able to strip your book down to the main character(s), their main conflict in the story, the story's main idea, what's at risk for the character(s) and the main hook/gimmick of the story. There are some really great examples online if you google for them too. Of course each genre is different and has different requirements, but honestly? I approach mine like it's a movie trailer. After all, isn't that what a movie trailer does? Finds the core characters, the big picture conflict and what's at risk if the characters fail, and then they find the nifty gimmick/hook to wrap it up in a neat bow and really pull in the viewer's attention.



em said...

Way to go Theresa. I'll think up a really great question and submit it:).

Edittorrent said...

Thanks! I'm looking forward to the whole experience, and I'm honored to be part of such a great website. They're already getting questions for the column.

In the meantime, if you're looking for info on writing query letters, review some of the posts on pitching and loglines. A query is just a written pitch. :)


Riley Murphy said...

They're lucky to have you Theresa.:)

Unknown said...

Ditto, what Murphy said:)!