Monday, July 30, 2012

Help me rename the New Wrinkle Query Experiment!

As regular blog readers know, I'm trying out a new approach to queries between 7-8pm on Saturday nights through August.

I've been calling it "new wrinkle" and frankly, that name STINKS!

Help me find something with a little more zest!

Post your suggestions in the comments column of this blog post.

VOTE for the finalists in the blog poll at the top of the blog

And no, "Janet Reid's Idiot Idea" is not going to win!


CourtneyC said...

I've been reading too much Jane Austen recently, but how about " Rhyme and Reason?"

Michelle de Villiers said...

"A Pitch Stitch in Time" :)

Mark Koopmans said...

Good morning, Honolulu calling.

How about "Reid Reads."

Tara Tyler said...

not to take away from spongebob, but the chum bucket has a nice ring

and i truly appreciate this segment, extremely helpful! thanks! (unpaid testimony!)

Carolynnwith2Ns said...

How about; 'Jump In' or 'Bottom Feeder' or 'Botton Reider'. I like 'Jaws' ah...that's taken.

Carolynnwith2Ns said...

BTW thanks. Wrinkle helped, a lot.

Unknown said...

Getting Personal with Janet Reid.

Colin Smith said...

I like The Golden Query Hour, or GQH. Yeah, it's simple and not particularly humorous--but so am I! :D

Fred said...

The Dance With the Shark Hour

Cat Moleski said...

It's way too early to be thinking about drinking but here's my list:
Querytini Time
Query Shots
Query Shooters

A3Writer said...

Reciprocity. Or perhaps Reid's Reciprocity.

It sounds ominous, which seems fitting.

Rune [Digital] said...

Formless Response
Deformed Response

For two.

Anonymous said...

Saturday Night Special ;)

Unknown said...

'Our Hour'

'Right here, Write Now'

Sat Down

'cometh the hour'

Unknown said...

"Blood In The Query Water"

LGrondin said...

Query Power Hour

The Shark Bait Date

Anonymous said...

Query Happy Hour or just Happy Hour :)

Janet Reid said...

Happy Hour! And we have a bartender! Oh wait...

I do like Happy Hour as a name though. Such wonderful connotations!

Eileen said...

Shark After Dark

Matthew Masucci said...

The Shark's Para-Dine Shift...

Kate Higgins said...

Piece of Mind (as in Janet's mind)

Terri Lynn Coop said...

Since "Saturday Night Live" is taken . . .

Sharkurday Night Live
Saturday Night Shark Attack

or a simple

You Asked For It . . .

Building on one of the above,

The Saturday Night Chum Bucket

Let's see:

The Query Games (an apt simile)

Dauntless! (oh wait . . .)

Purgatory Quasm (dang it . . .)

I'll stick with Saturday Night Chum Bucket.


Fred said...

I take mine back. I like Happy Hour better. Hic. After all, it will result in a spike in drinking on both ends.

Unknown said...

I like the GQH suggestion. I'm also partial to Free Swim.

Stacey Hays said...

Reiding my suggestion.

Brock Man said...

Since you are ditching form letters, how about "deformed"

Anonymous said...

"Be My Chum"

GillyB said...

Reid it and Weep. Reiding Glasses. Reid Between the Lines.

I'm just kidding. But I do love a terrible cheesy pun- the cheesier, the better. But seriously, all the ones that imply that alcohol is involved are the ones for me.

Cindy Little said...

Caesar's Thumb

Jill D said...

"Testing the Waters"

"Saturday in the Shark Park"

"Saturday Q&A (Query & Answer)"

Unknown said...

Shark Bait Hour

Chum Time

Not sure if you can use this one: Bait and Tackle (after all we send the bait, you snap the query, then we tackle the revisions).

Jared X said...

Feedback Frenzy

Robbin said...

Saturday Bycatch

Alec Breton said...

Query Frenzy
Shark Bites
Jump The Slushpile
Ask The Shark
Query Shark's Nightime Nosh

Could the winners of this naming game (and the flash fiction contests too) get a complementary "new wrinkle" type query read — even if they are slackers and their manuscript isn't ready yet? ;-)

In the spirit of Query Shark, I would love to see an "anonymized" version of Janet Reid's replies published for this valiant new effort as well. Even if the published responses are only the "fails" — such as whatever is out of scope because she doesn't rep it. This will reduce the chum, uh … unnecessary clutter.

I suggest the name NOT include a specific day reference, in case the designated day shifts around. Ditto, for it to NOT include the word Hour, in case the time window varies.

Unknown said...

At first I thought QuikQuery or InstaQuery worked well. However, given the shortness of the moment, and that some will be satisfied while others are disappointed, I'm going with...



Eva said...

The Fish Are Friends, Not Food Hour

Wanderer said...

Critique Au Courant

Jumpn Janet

Ferocious Flak

Response du Jour

Reid's Reality

The Formless

CW Browning said...

Ok. Querygasam made me snort water through my nose.

I enjoy Happy Hour. Happy Hour on the Reef :-)

Robbin said...

This is fun :)

Saturday Prompt: BYOQ
Query Shark Light
Life-Saver Queries
Ahoy Mate!

Unknown said...

How 'bout-

Query Check
The Query Nazi
Query After Dark
Kung Pow Query
Deboning the Query
Query Demolition
Deconstructing the Query
The Query Doctor
The Query Stop
Saturday Night Query Hop

Laura Hughes, MittensMorgul said...

I like Eva's "Fish are Friends, Not Food Hour" suggestion! :)

Happy Hour on the Reef is good, too.

I'm floundering trying to come up with anything more catchy.

Testing the Waters?

Query Chomp?

Sincerely, Janet (which implies the personal nature of the replies?)

I stink at titles. Just pretend I didn't post this.

Tracy MacDonald said...

My vote is Querygasm!

Unknown said...

Query Takeout
Query Chop Suey

I'm going to eat lunch.

Calorie Bombshell said...

"A Query in Time" or
"Saturday Night Reider"

Anonymous said...

"Jump the Shark"

"Weekend Frenzy"

Anonymous said...

Wow, after reading all these ingenious suggestions, I think we should all be writing countless numbers of query letters instead to practice The Perfect Query.

dylan said...

Dear Ms. Reid

I suppose

"A Pyrrhic Triumph of Agentatious Optimism Over Grim Experience"

is probably too long?


Crease said...

Saturday Night P.R. @ Y. (Personal Responses @ You)

Although that describes what many submitters might engage in after hitting 'bout:

Saturday Night PREY (Personal Responses Et tu You)

For a nice double entendre.


Unknown said...

Ok, well, I guess my can't get any worse. LOL!! No offense people, just saying.

SNITS - Searching for Neddle In The Hay-Stack. Then you can have the SNITS Award for anyone that you found interesting :)

I know bad, but it was just running around and around and around in my head screaming to come out til all I could see was SNITS everywhere and I had to comment.


Marsha Sigman said...

I like Happy Hour or Shark Bites.ha They make me wish I'd taken a lunch today.

And I have nothing else original to offer.

Angelica R. Jackson said...

How about

"Because She's Just That Much of a Masochist"?

Stephen Kozeniewski said...

Reid & Reply?

Carolynnwith2Ns said...

Reid my query.
No new forms.
(a political statement)

You had me at query.

Go query yourself.
Query off.

And my personal favorite,
Up your query.

patlaff said...

The Q.U.E.

The Query Unstructuring Experiment

Anonymous said...

I like Happy Hour, but it doesn't give any idea of what it's about.

How about Re: Happy Hour?

Writer Chick said...

How about, "Well, I Asked For It"?

Writer Chick said...

Eh. My vote's for "The Chum Bucket."

Keisha Martin Romance Writer said...

Catch Me If You Can
Interview With A query
A Query To Remember
Blood, Sweat, Tears Query

(So the first three were movies/books I have seen read lame I apologize in advance.

delilah s. dawson said...

The Hour of Wow Her