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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin Jonp95's Avatar
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    Query Letter Review

    Hi all,

    Can someone review my query letter and let me know what they think, or advise me to a thread that can help. Thanks

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    Twitching ap123's Avatar
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    There's a forum for that, Query Letter Hell

    (password vista)

    You have to have at least 50 posts to begin a thread asking for crits, but in the meantime, you can spend time in there reading the stickies & other people's query threads, and critting other queries (which is a great way to learn about current expectations in query letters, if you're new to this & if you aren't new, it's still a great way to become an active member in the community).

    Good luck!
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    figuring it all out
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    Oooh, good to know. On my way to 50 posts.

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    not a bloke, not named frank be frank's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1sa1ahsMum View Post
    Oooh, good to know. On my way to 50 posts.
    Yes, you do rather seem to be rushing there.
    The early bird may catch the worm, but it's the second mouse that gets the cheese.

    here be all the query exercises

    here be the twitter

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    Such a nasty woman SuperModerator Old Hack's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1sa1ahsMum View Post
    Oooh, good to know. On my way to 50 posts.
    Please read this page, and especially this part of it:

    Quote Originally Posted by dpaterso View Post
    As of December 6th 2010, members with less than 50 posts won't be able to create new threads in Share Your Work forums. (You can reply to existing threads, you just can't create a new thread until you hit 50 posts.)

    This is a serious attempt to stop "drive-by posters" who post in SYW, receive feedback, and then vanish without making any attempt to give back to the community.

    The 50-post dash

    New members are strongly discouraged from making the "50-post dash" to hit the magic number as soon as possible. The dash usually takes the form of posting trivial one-liners in random threads all over the board. Seriously now, if you're not prepared to read and critique other members' material in SYW before posting your own for critique, you're coming in with the wrong attitude. This is the wrong way to get yourself noticed. Consider becoming a contributing member of the community rather than a taker.

    Moderators may delete posts if they are judged to be trivial or spurious, reducing the offender's post count.
    If you want to have your work critiqued, your best strategy is to leave as many thoughtful critiques for other writers as possible before posting your own.

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