Monday, May 13, 2013

A New Feature on Operation Awesome: Query Critiques!



In the comments on my query posts, Dierdre Riordan Hall asked for a query critique feature to be added to the Operation Awesome lineup. I've been getting more requests for me to crit queries, so I thought, "Why not?" Or, possibly, my thought was closer to "Hey, that's the perfect solution for when I don't have a blog post ready to go!"

But in any case, I will periodically put up a Rafflecopter asking for brave souls who would like to get their query critiqued on Operation Awesome. I will be critiquing each query, and other OAers will chime in as their schedule allows. Plus, the public can add their thoughts and encouragement in the comments. Sound good?

Great! Because the first Rafflecopter goes up today! Now! In this post!

It will be open through the 17th, and the critiqued query will go up on May 27. We're not requiring you to tweet, share on Facebook, or follow our blog(s) or Twitter accounts, but any of those are always appreciated! And we need a contact in your entry, but it's okay to disguise your email from bots by formatting it like youremail (at) gmail (dotcom).

So if you're up for joining us in this experiment, you must sign up below and then leave a comment. The Rafflecopter is helping us choose, but we need your email to contact you, so you need to be in both places. And this is my very first time creating a Rafflecopter, so fingers crossed that it works.




a Rafflecopter giveaway

23 comments:

  1. This sounds great! I entered.

    email: notebooksisters(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Awesome - I'd love to participate!
    writing(at)marlenemoss(dot)com

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  4. Who doesn't want a query critique? :)

    mhouston at meradethhouston dot com

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  5. So great. Thank you!

    saturnbull at gmail dot com

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  6. This is a great contest! Thanks!

    miriam (dot) caldwell (at) gmail (dotcom)

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  7. Yay! Thanks!

    renegilley (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  8. I need all the help I can get.:)

    Beckypaulin(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. OK,I'm in. Thanks!! hdavis67(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. So awesome!!!

    christinelarnold(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. This sounds great! Thanks!
    carol (at) galaxyimages (dot) com

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  12. This is an exciting development. Good luck to those brave enough to enter!

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  13. Ha, the picture's great. I weep and laugh like that during critiques, too. Got this one critique partner who's so sharp and snarky I'm literally walking down and up the room laughing and crying and yelling--a GREAT writer!

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  14. Oh hey and, you can contact me at petrepan at gmail dot com.

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  15. I'm in. I can honestly say my query is really rough and needs help. We are in the middle of an epic battle and I'm losing :( (By the way is it me or is epic becoming the most obnoxious word.....ever).

    mrae74@comcast.net

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  16. I'm always game for a nice, solid query critique! Thanks for offering this opportunity.

    ljarnseth (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  17. Thank you for a superbly generous offer. Here's my hat. *throws it in ring*
    deborahkreiserfrancis (at) gmail (dot) com

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  18. I agree with everyone else and as much as I hate query writing, I definitely need help.
    ln40russell at hotmail dot com

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  19. okay, this seems like it could be fun :) jssca.lei at gmail.com

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  20. Me too!
    Rchancock at hotmail dot come

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  21. Why not?
    katharinelsimmons (at) gmail (dot) com

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