Miss Snark was certainly one of those. And today we have another.
The Agency Gatekeeper.
I don't know her name. Have no idea which agency she works for. But I appreciate her candid advice.
On rejection and acceptance. Did you ever long to see a pie chart that details the main reasons why agents say "no" to your query? Or another chart showing reasons agents say "yes"?
On querying. Let's say you've submitted a query to an agent, and subsequently revise the manuscript. How do you tactfully ask an agent to look at the revision? Want to get feedback on a query before sending to your top tier agents? Try a new method for timing your queries. She also shares a list of things not to say in your query.
On pronouns. If you've ever been annoyed by the overuse of pronouns, Agency Gatekeeper helps you recognize when they're overdone, and shares tips on how to replace them.
On other topics. How to send a proposal for non-fiction. And a couple of posts on romance: the Gatekeeper's "rules" of contemporary romance (worth your time if you need a laugh), and a short quiz to help you decide if your manuscript is romance, women's fiction, or chick-lit.
For a fun interview with Agency Gatekeeper, check out Taherah's blog.