Friday, November 27, 2009

Why you include pages with your query letter

You always include pages with your query letter (when you can) because telling someone about a bunch of college kids lip syncing to the Black Eyed Peas will never be quite as compelling as showing the work:



the making of the video is here.


Thanks to
Bill Cameron
who always finds the coolest stuff

13 comments:

alexisgrant said...

This is fabulous! Ha!

Grimmster24 said...

Haha, that's really cool, Janet! Thanks for helping make me smile this morning!

Melanie Avila said...

Thank you for posting the link. I LOVE videos like this!!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Thanks for reinforcing this, Janet. All this talk about queries has me thinking about querying for an agent again, now that I have a book out and another being published by Theytus in 2011.

Another part of me is wondering why bother; I had 3 that used up 4 years of my life by ignoring me. But maybe an agent would be a good thing now that I'm established? Can't hurt to try, eh?

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

Gotta hand it to those Canadians, eh? Especially the French ones!

Taymalin said...

Just more proof that we Canadians rock :D

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

This was awesome. Yay Canucks!

Anne-Marie said...

Nous rockons! (Yay, Canada, we rock!)

Pamela DuMond, D.C. said...

That was awesome! I'm sending it to my friend who's going to be directing a series of webisodes very soon. Thanks!

Caroline said...

Great video. Totally captures the feeling of the song. Plus, I love how they involved so many different students in it.

Bill Cameron said...

While I'm sure admitting this challenges my angsty noir cred, when I see videos like this I get all bubbly and happy.

Janet Reid said...

Bill, I've read your novels. Your angsty noir cred is pretty safe. After all Mrs. Cameron and I both want to beat you to a pulp for what you did in DAY ONE.

Girl with One Eye said...

That is amazing. You find the coolest stuff Janet.