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Question for the writers out there, when querying, do you compare your voice or your manuscript to another writer? I haven’t done that before, but some people (including a recent workshop) recommended doing that. Which is where my lack of broad reading comes in, because who the heck do I sound like lol So if you have an answer to any one of these, do post in the comments and let me know ๐Ÿ™‚
And thanks to all who voted at contest junkies. Both my entries are done now, so if you missed them, you can still go take a read of ‘Vegas Whisperer’ and ‘Something To Talk About’

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  1. Lis, I loved both of the entries! As for the comparing your book to others in the query, I honestly don’t do that, so no advice here, sorry!

  2. Can’t help you there, Lis — I’ve never written a query letter in my life! :O ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to the culmination of RJ. Good luck! x

  3. I’ve never compared my voice to anyone else’s–personally I figure my voice is mine, so why do that? But I know it works for some people. I wouldn’t stress about it, because it’s not necessary.

    I have, a couple of times, compared my story to others, for example “the dark humour of Six Feet Under matched with the modern, first-person feel of Sex And The City”. Which may be easier for you to come up with. But that’s not necessary either.

  4. Thanks Olga and Jess, best of luck to both of you in the RJ contest ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks Julie ๐Ÿ™‚ That makes sense, will have to try that with the next wip which I can easily compare to Buffy and Angel *g*
    But for now, I won’t stress about trying to do that for Sab’s query

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