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Author Topic: I'm on sub, agent asked for notes on a series  (Read 665 times)
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« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2017, 11:52:18 AM »

Wordwise, you make my head hurt. You are the one quibbling about the things people include in a query, not Sarah. It was obvious from context that JCwrites was suggesting a query-style pitch.
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« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2017, 12:23:39 PM »

Tabris, those distinctions are important.

Whatever a query is or isn't, that's not what the agent asked for.
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« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2017, 02:28:34 PM »

you don't include the "Dear agent" or "My manuscript is complete at X words and would appeal to"

You write the query without that stuff. Then you include the ending, and now it's a synopsis.

Yes, that's the information that every agent and editor needs, in order to make an intelligent decision about your work.

But the matter at hand isn't about a query.

http://www.writersdigest.com/editors-picks/learn-how-to-write-a-synopsis-like-a-pro

http://query-letter.com/how-to-write-a-query-letter/query-letter-vs-synopsis/

I'm almost blinded by your obtuse nature.

Me: I write a query when I need a synopsis

You: You shouldn't write a query because they don't need the bio and manuscript info, because they already know it

Me: duuurrrr, you take that out. Obvs my agent and editor don't need that info again

You: Every agent and editor needs that information

Your strawman arguments, and contradictions of your own posts are irritating at best and dangerous at worst. Multiple, published authors here are telling you they write query style pitches for their agents and editors and for some reason you don't seem to understand how that's possible.

And yet, my agent at CAA and HarperCollins don't seem to have a problem with it at all.
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« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2017, 02:52:20 PM »

Tabris, those distinctions are important.

Whatever a query is or isn't, that's not what the agent asked for.

You get an A in Strawman Making, but it's rather interesting that you can't even take down your own strawman in an argument.
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« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2017, 03:52:15 PM »

Although I think there may be literary agents who read over writers' forums like QT and AW, this is the first time I've actually seen a literary agent spend extensive time posting on a writers' forum, making hair-splitting distinctions and prolonging arguments against points no one made in the first place.

What's up with that?
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