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    Sure, Carolyn! Go right ahead and publish my...

    Sure, Carolyn! Go right ahead and publish my query and your critique. It'll be interesting to see what kind of feedback we get! Thanks again.
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    Thank you for your critique, Carolyn. Sorry you...

    Thank you for your critique, Carolyn. Sorry you lost it at first. Lots of helpful advice here, especially the part about my voice coming through to an agent and establishing my credentials. I'll...
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    Thank you, Carolyn. Here is one of my sample...

    Thank you, Carolyn. Here is one of my sample queries for an agent. I welcome you and anyone else to critique it. No need to be nice. If I'm screwing up, I'd much rather learn about it BEFORE I...
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    Thanks for today's tips, Carolyn. I'm looking...

    Thanks for today's tips, Carolyn. I'm looking forward to posting my sample query tomorrow. Please don't hesitate to tell me what's wrong with it. That's why I'm in this seminar!
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    Got a question for you, Carolyn. Some experts on...

    Got a question for you, Carolyn. Some experts on querying agents---well, they act like they're experts, anyhow---claim that in writing a query letter, an author should skip the intro and cut to...
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    Carolyn: I keep exclamation points to a minimum...

    Carolyn: I keep exclamation points to a minimum everywhere. One reason is because a statement should be strong enough to make an impact without such props. Another is because when there's a good...
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    Carolyn: So you're saying we should just use an...

    Carolyn: So you're saying we should just use an appositive, right? Something like "My novel XXX"? Or leave out "my novel" and just give the title, genre, and word count. It will be pretty obvious...
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    Thank you for posting your excerpt about query and cover letters, Carolyn. I especially appreciate your explanation about the differences between the two, and how useful they are.

    I'm a no-name...
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    Carolyn: Just curious: How many of us will be...

    Carolyn: Just curious: How many of us will be participating? And at some point, can we submit our own cover letters for you and other participants to critique? Thanks!
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    Thank you, Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Please allow...

    Thank you, Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Please allow me to enroll in your seminar on query letters. This sounds like a class that many of us can benefit from. Thank you for all the information and help...
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