Thursday, September 4, 2008
Lots of interesting stuff out on the intrawebs now:
An excellent list of new and current YA books. (with themes that define edgy, and remind me that I'm probably dipping my toes more in the MG genre)
A new YA publisher on the scene.
Holly Hobbie was a real person?! And she's writing (another) book?!
Among other things that Nathan Bransford says he doesn't want in a query (most are pretty obvious), this one stood out as a mistake that I'd be likely to make if I weren't careful:
- The themes of your novel (this should be clear from the description of the plot)And, Nathan also identified the sweet spot in length for queries:
Well, after doing this for a week I basically decided that there is a sweet spot in query word count between 250 and 350 words.Mine is 276. Sweet!