Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Paying Someone to Write Your Query?
I'm curious, how many of you would pay someone to write a query/synopsis for you? What if they guaranteed results? What if it was an agent or editor that offered the services on the side and knew what other agents/editors wanted?
I would say that's a tough one. I would have one main concern with this. One: the query/synopsis wouldn't be in your voice. What if someone requested the work because they loved the query and the voice and then didn't like the actual voice in your ms?
Second: there are scams out there for this type of thing. Don't fall for it.
Third: I would feel like I didn't accomplish it myself.
Fourth: I'm the tightest person this side of the equator. I don't pay for anything I don't have too.
So, how about you?