The extremely occasional blog of Colleen Lindsay, professional nerd, cat herder, publishing optimist, and sartorial tragedy.
Sounds like somebody is hammering away at her inbox! LOL! Good luck with that!PS, My novel IS humorous. (JK)Smile! It's saturday. Take a break and watch 'Princess Bride' or something. You deserve it!
And so is mine. Laugh out loud funny in spots. So if I don't call it a humorous romance, what do I call it? (NOT chick lit--that I already know!)
You need to convey the humor in the writing of your query, not tell me that your manuscript is funny, humorous, hilarious or anything else. It all goes back to basic writing skills: SHOW, don't TELL. If you don't know how to do that, then you aren't ready to query yet. It's pretty straightforward.
but what about people who ARE actually querying a humourous novel, something along the line of "A Confederacy of Dunces"??? what do they say in the query, then?
oohhhhh okay gotcha, i just saw your comment. makes sense
Good points! Isn't humor sometimes in the eye of the beholder? What's funny to some isn't to others. I'm just saying...
ha this is hilarious!
What about "humerus"?
But my cat and the mail lady laughed a lot and said they loved it!Why isn't that enough? *sob*
So does that mean a query featuring "humerus" is going to be bone dry?
Or it could be a murder mystery, and the humerus was the weapon involved. Lots of potential.
The Upper Arm Murders. Hmm, that could be intriguing.
Sure. A whole series, each one themed around a different bone of the body. That'd be a nice long run...about 206 titles?
well, and then you could branch out to animals - the Panda Thumb murder, f'ex ....
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