Friday, July 30, 2010
The Funniest Damn Thing
I stumbled upon this site called Slush Pile Hell and I laughed out loud, literally, not in the LOL way, but a real, hearty, out loud laugh -- seven times.
Had to share with all writers. Start reading from the July 28th down. Each line in italics is extracted from a real query letter and followed by a hysterical comment from the agent who received it. The agent is anonymous.
Don't worry, there's no writer bashing or public humiliation. It's only one sentence. And besides, if the writer who wrote the bizarro line would ever recognize it as their writing, then it should serve as a lesson -- don't be a crazy ass in your query letter. Duh.
SLUSH PILE HELL.