View Full Version : Querying when you have multiple MCs

07-12-2009, 11:58 PM
Sorry if this is in the wrong forum...

I was wondering if anyone has advice or experience on querying if you have more than one main character in your book. How would you go about it? What's the best way to format a query so you don't misrepresent your characters and book, or confuse agents?

Thanks for the advice :)

07-13-2009, 06:03 AM
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alias octavia
07-13-2009, 04:07 PM
Chocobok - I think it depends on your story, genre, and how many MCs you are dealing with. Why not post your query in SYW and see if your format is working?

I queried a book with two MCs and wound up with the following format:
Summary paragraph for MC #1
Transition - connection between MCs
Summary paragraph for MC #2

It was rather unconventional, but it did seem to work. The good folks in SYW helped me figure it out and refine it. Give it a try.

ETA: Ah, I see your Query in SYW now. Sorry, you already did this smart thing!