Monday, January 28, 2008

Is Your Novel Fresh And Original?

Agent Jonathan Lyons had a post on Saturday that should be required reading for every would-be writer.

Go here and scroll down to January 26th: "Fresh and Original Ideas."

In the kindest possible way, Jonathan tells writers that most of the query letters he gets are neither fresh nor original.

Every time I walk into Barnes & Noble and see a dozen new vampire novels I know just how he feels. Enough already with the vampires.

Now if you could give me a book where the vampire has an allergy to Type O blood that results in an eating disorder, maybe I'd read it.

Thanks for the reminder, Jonathan.

3 comments:

Jaye Wells said...

Hey! Some of us think our vampire novels are both fresh and original. ;)

Church Lady said...

Hahahah!
I wondered if Jaye would see this!


Jaye, she's talking about what's there now.
What is currently needed are *fresh* books, like yours.
:-)

Jaye Wells said...

No offense taken at all. I thought it was funny.