Letters and Comments for 11/09/2016

Letters and Comments for 11/09/2016
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COMMENTS FOR:

World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For November, 2016:

Query Letters….you’ve got to be kidding!

I find it almost impossible to believe that these ‘notes’ —
I certainly wouldn’t call them query letters — came from
adults. With the exception of the – ‘Dear Sir/Madam’ –
note, not a one of them really expresses a complete
thought.

Wendy Jones
Highlander Imagine – Beyond Infinity
Duncan MacLeod must fight a South American Immortal at
Teotihuacan.

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What???!!! It almost seems as though all these writers are
the same person. If not, can there really be so many
“writers” out these who can’t spell write right?

Pamela Allegretto
Bridge of Sighs and Dreams
Nazi-occupied Rome sets the stage for Bridge of Sighs and
Dreams, where the lives of two women collide in an arena of
deception, greed, and sacrifice.

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These are almost too painful to read. Correction…they are
definitely painful to read. Pay is mentioned quite readily
but there isn’t much depth.

Betsy Calder

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These people seem to think they’re sending tweets or casual
emails. A query letter is like any other business letter.
Anyone who knows even the basics of writing as a profession
knows that, whether you’ve been professionally published or
not. That said, these are a hoot.

Margaret Garside

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COMMENTS FOR:

I Whatsapp-ed My Boss, and Got My First $500 Writing Contract! by Elizabeth Wangare

Inspiring!

– Pamela Allegretto
Bridge of Sighs and Dreams
Nazi-occupied Rome sets the stage for Bridge of Sighs and Dreams, where the lives of two women collide in an arena of  deception, greed, and sacrifice.

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In reply to pamelaallegretto.
Thanks Pamela for taking the ime to read and comment. I hope someone will be inspired to take action.

Elizabeth Wangare

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Lizz am very happy that you have identified your niche and passionately pursuing it
God Bless you.

Joyce Waiyaki

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In reply to joyce.
Thanks Joyce. Finding my niche was a great door opener!

Elizabeth Wangare

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COMMENT FOR:

Pictures of Truly Disgusting Halloween Treats from The Party! Yum!

Your family rocks! These snacks are amazing! Pictures of
your costumes???

Pamela Allegretto

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COMMENTS FOR

 How to Sell More Books at Stalls and Signings!

Before the turn of the millennium, I did 57 book-signings.
My sales ranged between 50 to 150 book per session. The
secret is simple — get up — get away from your table and do
a one-minute ‘act’ of your book. Seriously, it can be as
simple as a short scene, a dramatic moment — anything. Make
it a ‘sampler’ — several different short scenes, but don’t
crowd it.

I haven’t done any after the year 2000. The reason is
simple — bookstores stopped admitting Indie publishers into
their store.

Wendy Jones
Highlander Imagine – Beyond Infinity
Duncan MacLeod must fight a South American Immortal at Teotihuacan.

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Interesting article. Thanks!

Pamela Allegretto

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COMMENTS FOR:

Rewriting Executive Profiles? by Kevin MacConkey

If you’re turning an ordinary, boring and error-riddled bio
into something amazing that really provides value (and
kicks in when LinkedIn’s search algorithms go on the
prowl), you can charge a good deal more.

AJ

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Oh indeed you’re right AJ. However, I haven’t tipped my
whole hand just yet. Bio’s and profiles are just the ice-
breaker.

Kevin MacConkey

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