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Monday, March 2, 2009

Open Mic Monday and QueryTracker.net Feature of the Week

New Monthly Blog Feature : Open Mic Monday! 

The first Monday of each month (That's today!), the QueryTracker Blog Team will take questions about writing and the journey to publication.  If you have any question you want answered, even if it is something subjective that solicits an opinion answer, throw it at us.  We will research and compile our answers to be posted the following Monday, the second Monday of the month.  

Please post your questions in the comments of this post or email your questions to one of us by using the email addresses on the right side of this blog.  If your question is urgent, like about a full submission that has to be sent out immediately, state that, and we will contact you personally with the answer so you don't have to wait until the next Monday's post.  

We appreciate our blog readers and want to thank you for joining us.  Our subscribership keeps growing and we are grateful for your support.  

And now, for our weekly QueryTracker featured feature:

The QueryTracker Forum

One of my favorite QueryTracker.net features is the QueryTracker Forum.  To access it, select the "FORUM" button on top right of he QueryTracker Home Page.  

The Forum features discussion topics like:

Query Letter Review
First Five Pages Review
Synopsis Review
Success Stories
Fiction Writing
Non-Fiction Writing
Resources for Writers
Book Talk

If you want an excellent critique of your query letter or synopsis, the QueryTracker Forum is your place. You also come into contact with other writers in different stages of the publishing process. The Forum has members ranging from newbies to published authors. I met many of my online friends on the QueryTracker forum including my co-authors on this blog.

The Forum is my favorite QueryTracker feature. If you are a writer, I can't recommend it highly enough. Get on over there and join.  

And don't forget to throw us some questions for Open Mic Monday by posting them in the comment section of this post or emailing us.  Have a great week, everyone!  


Mary Lindsey writes paranormal fiction for children and adults. Prior to attending University of Houston Law School, she received a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Drama.

Mary can also be found on her website.


Mary Lindsey / Marissa Clarke said...

Come on, friends! Post your questions here today--anything writing or publishing related.

Michelle D. Argyle said...

Yay! This is EXACTLY what I wanted on here! You guys are awesome!

Hmmm, question...

I'm wondering about "telling" instead of "showing". It's so huge right now. People are always saying don't tell, show! But how horrible is it to tell? Sometimes you just have to tell things, I think. Showing everything can overload them sometimes, I think. So my question is:

Can you think of instances where it is appropriate to "tell" instead of "show"?

Mary Lindsey / Marissa Clarke said...

I love that question, Lady Glamis. I can't wait to delve into this and get a concrete answer myself. I'm writing a sequel right now and find myself "telling" backstory. This topic probably deserves its own full-blown post rather than a simple answer. Thanks for the question!