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

  1. TheHawk

    TheHawk Dreamer

    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

    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

    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

    TheHawk Dreamer

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

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