Friday, May 29, 2009

Evil Editor Query Critique

The Evil Editor's critique of my query has arrived. If you take a look at it, the first thing you'll see is "Guess the Plot." This is where other readers of the blog attempt to guess the plot of the book based only on the title. The first one is excellent. With a title like Eternal Knight I was expecting to get several vampire guesses.

Next you'll see a copy of my original query. The Evil Editor inserts comments (in blue). These comments are a mix of humor, snark, and serious critique. Following the query he gives more serious suggestions.

Other readers post their ideas in the comments section. These comments can be just as (or more) useful than the EEs comments.

*edit* You might want to skip the query letter. Query letters always show how a novel is resolved. Don't read it if you want to be surprised when you read the novel.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Followed your link from EE's blog as the story interested me. :) Just a comment, though - although your query letter does, I don't think query letters necessarily need to include how it ends. Synopses do - but a query letter isn't a synopsis.