Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Best of the Best

I've mentioned before I'm working on my query letter.  I've sent it through the wringer a few times, tweak it when and where necessary, you know the drill.  One problem I've encountered is finding the appropriate genre or sub category to shove my manuscript into.  I was labelling it dystopian since some sites say anything involving life after an apocalypse falls into that category, but I've decided to go out on a ledge and just let it be what it is--post apocalyptic young adult.  I've now seen that listed as a sub genre so I'm going with it, I guess that was the confirmation I needed.   If you've found yourself in a similar spot, maybe one of the following links will help clear it up for you as well :)

Best of the Best--genre

If you know of helpful writing wisdom, I'd love to check it out and add it to my writing links :)


  1. Aloha Hope,

    Thanks for always hooking us up with some awesome links :)

    Cheers and Merry Christmas :)

  2. Do you do this just for me?? Really, cuz querying has become my life these past few...uh...let's just say a loooooong time. :)

  3. Mark, Cassie, and Kelley--I think we all must be very close to the same point in writing :) I'm glad they can help, they've certainly helped me!

  4. Thanks for the links! I am in a quandry about what exactly my novel is... I have been calling it contemporary fantasy, because urban fantasy seems related to vampires and werewolves in an urban setting. Maybe these will help clear it for me!

  5. I hope these links help Lara. I think bits of mine fall into a category, then other parts disqualify it, it's confusing and a bit frustrating. I know what you're going through :)