Monday, April 20, 2015
Querying (Elements of Blogging) #AtoZChallenge
With so many blogs of authors and aspiring authors out there, a blog about querying is kind of a natural topic of interest. Since many of us end up having so submit queries for our work, we want to know how to do it right. It's helpful to get feedback on our proposed queries and to see what others have done with their queries. How-to blogs can be a great help to us all and sometimes much easier to digest than a book on the subject.
If you want to give your proposed query a test run then we can get useful tips from those who have already queried successfully or who have a keen eye for editing blunders and succinct ways of saying things. On the other hand if you are one of those with the experience and who do well helping others better state what they want to say, then starting a query blog might be a good way to establish your credibility with the author bloggers.
Querying can be a daunting process, but fortunately there are bloggers out there who can provide the help writers need to dive into the action and start querying while hopefully bypassing the common mistakes of the novice as well as get assistance with querying and words of encouragement to embolden them to press forward.
What are some blog topics or important blog elements that start with "Q"? Have you ever been helped by a query blog? How is your sense for good editing?
Some query blogs:
the Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment