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  1. DimeADozenKid

    DimeADozenKid New Member

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    Comparisons in Query Letters

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by DimeADozenKid, Mar 16, 2009.

    I'm currently working on a query letter for my first novel.

    I read in a few articles that it's wise to compare your work to others, especially other books that the agent has represented, but even works that he/she hasn't. Clearly defining your genre is a must, too.

    But what if your story is a twist on a famous tale? In my case, I've written a "beauty and the beast story set in modern times". Should I mention this, or is it either too gimmicky or too pompous?

    -Kid
     
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    There is nothing pompus about fairy-tale retellings. Really, if that's what is is, say that's what it is.
     
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    i can ditto that...
     
  4. DimeADozenKid

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    Thanks, I think I'll go with it, then. :)

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