Friday, January 21, 2011

Twitter, Query vs. Pitch, and Writing Hints

Hooray for Friday!

I don’t know about you, but Friday is one of my absolute favorite days of the week. The runner up would have to be Thursday. Then maybe Tuesday…then… what were we talking about?

Oh right.

On to the post!

For all you out there trying to figure out the whole Twitter thing, Nathan Bransford had a great post yesterday covering all the major ins and outs of the tweeting process. Everything from usernames, URL shorteners, and @replies to #hashtags and re-tweeting. Find the full text of the post here. Enjoy!

Also, if you want to know the difference between a query and a pitch, agent Janet Reid has a concise explanation here.

Since it is Friday, we get to have another installment of…

Writing Hints!!!

The next several hints will be a brief walkthrough of the query/submission process. In parts. I don’t know how many parts there will be just yet, so we will just have to go with it.

Writing Hint #4 (Or Query Hint #1)

Before you even begin the process, you must have a completed manuscript. And I am not talking about a completed first draft. This thing should be revised over and over until it is in the absolute best shape you can get it. If you are able to join a critique group, go for it. The extra input of fellow writers will go a long way in helping you get your manuscript as perfected as possible before you start submitting it to agents.


  1. Hi, I found you from your wonderful opening para on Nathan Bransford's blog. Love the sticky note idea! Think I'll give it a try.

  2. Michelle - Welcome to the blog! And thank you very much for your compliment. I hope you have fun with the sticky notes!