Friday, June 11, 2010

The Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment: NIGHTSHADE CITY

Today, I'm a guest on Matthew Rush's fab blog, The Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment. Try to say that really fast a hundred times!

We are talking about my query letter for Nightshade City that landed me at the Nancy Gallt Agency and with my uber awesome agent, Marietta Zacker!

My query letter is far from perfect, but it did the trick! Please show your support for Matt (err...and rats) and check it out! Every Friday he has a new query letter ready for review, one that nabbed an agent, which I think is so valuable--a great way for writers to figure out what works for them and what does not.

Happy Friday one and all and of course, happy writing!

xoxo -- Hilary

12 comments:

  1. I loved your query and comments. Thanks so much for sharing. I'll definitely be checking out your blog from now on!!

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  2. I hope I can one day be one of Matt's successful query writers!

    His blog does have a great name. I can't find one that suits me. Each time I come up with something I Google it, and find that it is already being used.

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  3. MBW, thanks so much! The query can actually be fun if we let it be! :)

    Ted, it's funny that you mention that. Many marketers will tell you it's best to use your own name for the title of your blog! That way you'll be easy to find by the people (agents, editors, etc) who want to find out more about you! I just happened to name mine Hilary Wagner, so that worked out well! ;)

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  4. That is a lot of Q's!

    I'll swing by and check it out. I love sneaking a peak at other author's queries. :)

    http://rachelpudelek.blogspot.com/

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  5. Just came from Matt's. What a fantastic query you have! I like it when they defy rules :o)

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  6. Excellent! Thanks for the link. I'm going over right now!

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  7. I'm on my way! I love reading successful queries.

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  8. Sweet, will go check it out!

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  9. Look at you, all famous and stuff, doing blog tours and interviews and things. You give me warm fuzzies.

    Of course, that might be the kitten I had for dinner. That still tickles. :D

    Congrats on the pending release, good lady!

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  10. Love that blog idea AND the experiment's title. Will definitely check it out!

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