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Discussion in 'Ask the Staff' started by TheHawk, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. TheHawk

    TheHawk Dreamer

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    Sooner or later every writer will need to post:-

    A concept of their story - the concept being a single sentence containing three elements (subject, opposition, outcome) - to entice an editor to look at your work.

    Followed by a single paragraph 'blurb'.

    These could be posted for all members to make a comment.

    I'll now go back to sleep.

    Thank you
     
  2. Falunel

    Falunel Guest

    Do you mean a place where people can ask for an editor to go over their story? The Showcase section might be able to do that- people would post an excerpt for their story with a request for an editor to go over the rest. Otherwise, maybe a subforum in Showcase?

    Also, I might be misinterpreting you here, but by the first sentence it feels as if posting a story concept will be mandatory for members. Could you clarify on this point?
     
  3. TheHawk

    TheHawk Dreamer

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    No - nothing is mandatory. However - What I am suggesting is that once a writer has a completed work ready for posting to an agent/publisher, then you need to make sure your "concept and blurb" are correct. This could be done in the 'showcase' or anywhere else. Okay?
     
  4. Black Dragon

    Black Dragon Staff Administrator

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    Hey Hawk!

    It's great having you here.

    I know what you're referring to. To get an agent or a publisher you need to write a solid query letter, which includes a short summation of your concept and what the story is about. I think that it's very useful to get feedback on query letters.
     
  5. TheHawk

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    From what I know - without those things you would never stand a chance of publication.
     
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