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  • 12:22 RT @joe_hill: Odd how much writing [is going] through a story in a half-focused way, waiting [for what] you need to know to get it right. #

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31 October 2009 at 10:55 pm

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  • 11:27 Please skip proudly declaring in your query that your idea is completely original, because you’re probably wrong. #pubtip #
  • 11:38 #FF agents: @Ginger_Clark (as she nears 1500 followers!), @literaticat (aka Jennifer Laughran), @bradfordlit (aka Laura Bradford) #
  • 12:56 RT @arcaedia: Being re-queried with the exact same query less than 48 hours (or even a week) after declining the previous one. #agentpeeves #
  • 13:52 I’m definitely enjoying #agentpeeves today, even if others keep tweeting my ideas before I can get to them. #
  • 15:52 RT @WolfsonLiterary: Writers who email to ask if they can send me a query. Just send it. #AgentPeeves #
  • 15:53 RT @RenovationThrpy: "I know you liked this but I chose to go with another agent. Since he couldn’t sell it, I’m back!" Umm. #agentpeeves #
  • 15:58 Thanks for the #FF recs @MackleenStories, @vdemetros, @bookmom2000, and thanks also to the 36 of you who added me to their "lists." #
  • 23:04 More #FF thanks: @anytasunday, @LianaBrooks, @julichilliard #
  • 23:07 LOL – RT @arcaedia: New query wars post: How queries are like zombies, etc. bit.ly/7rhe0 – Happy Halloween Eve! #
  • 23:20 RT @ColleenLindsay: HELL YEAH! Via Agent Kristin Nelson: Publishers, want a real edge on the competition? READ THIS: bit.ly/12B3x0 #

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30 October 2009 at 10:55 pm

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  • 09:09 Why is the query pile never gone? *pause* Oh, that’s why. #

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29 October 2009 at 10:55 pm

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  • 11:17 Engaging in rejectomancy on a form rejection (the same one we sent to thousands of other writers) is an exercise in futility. #
  • 11:20 I mean, seriously, it’s a form rejection. It’s meant to be generic. #
  • 13:03 RT @ColleenLindsay: Much much much pickier about who I sign on, and they must be able to take editorial direction. #
  • 13:03 If you’re not willing to take editorial input from your agent, you probably won’t make it far in trad publishing. #pubtip #
  • 13:05 No, I’m not suggesting that you need to make every change your agent suggests, just that you need to be willing to seriously discuss them. #
  • 13:15 @elanaroth Your retweet version of my original tweet was better, thanks to your editing, which I guess illustrates the point. #
  • 13:49 RT @PublishersWkly: Macmillan Revised Contract Lowers Digital Royalties, Raises Direct to Consumer bit.ly/jkq8c | Yeesh. #
  • 19:59 RT @victoriastrauss: Publishing equation: as rights acquire value, authors get smaller share #
  • 20:01 RT @victoriastrauss: More on Macmillan’s ebook royalty reduction, from NY Times tinyurl.com/yzplujz #
  • 20:01 RT @dianagill: Authors who learn and improve with each book are worth more than rubies or their weight in gold. #pubtips #

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28 October 2009 at 10:55 pm

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  • 10:03 Registration is now open for the 2010 Shared Worlds science fiction/fantasy writing camp for teens. is.gd/4EjQT #
  • 10:04 Every time I see a mention of a "vook," all I can think is, wow, that’s kinda stupid. #
  • 10:14 .@MireyahWolfe A vook is a digital book with text plus video plus some sort of social media features. NYT article: is.gd/4EkB3 #
  • 12:40 RT @RachelleGardner: The process of getting an agent, reduced to a tweet: Query. Wait. Sign. Wait. Sell. Work even harder. Wait. #
  • 13:46 RT @RachelleGardner: #pubtip Never, never, NEVER query if you are not ready to send requested partial that very same day. | Or even full ms. #

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27 October 2009 at 10:55 pm

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  • 10:06 @MichaelHyatt (CEO of Thomas Nelson) on the current book price wars: is.gd/4CwMz (via @PublishersLunch) #
  • 10:08 I’ll add a disclaimer that I’m not sure I agree with all of his suggestions, even though I think they’re definitely food for thought. #
  • 15:35 @RachelleGardner Is there ever really a *good* day to get inundated with queries? #
  • 15:41 Demonstrating an especially bad attitude in a query will overshadow even very good pages. Don’t sabotage yourself. #pubtip #
  • 16:24 @RachelleGardner Yes, I can. And Mondays tend to be the worst days even without big announcements. BTW, best of luck with the new genres! #
  • 19:55 RT @victoriastrauss: Still looking to hear from authors who’ve published with an author mill. For definition see bit.ly/48smaO Pls RT #

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26 October 2009 at 10:55 pm

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  • 11:13 Feel free to entirely ignore our submission guidelines, and I’ll feel free to reject you for it. That seems fair. #
  • 23:45 RT @arcaedia: new query wars post bit.ly/3NAsQf – the "simple" art of writing a query | Read it! #
  • 23:50 Thanks for the #FF mentions @WriterCLKelly @SMBlooding @JoTreggiari @KatGirl_Studio @MackleenStories @theeeclone @VIPALLDAY #

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23 October 2009 at 10:55 pm

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