Monday, August 8, 2011

Conveying Characters in Queries

Today is an extra special treat! I’m over at Query Tracker talking about characters and how they’re important in a query!!!

If you stop by and it’s not up yet PLEASE go back and check again! It’s really great (yes, because I wrote it)… if you need a swift kick in the butt to get over there leave your email in the comment and I'll notify you when it's up!!

HEY! Before you run of their tell me the name of your MC and your Secondary Character. I love seeing what people come up with!!!

Author Note: It's been confirmed. The post will be up at 9ET/8CT I do hope you'll stop in!!! I'd love to hear from you!

31 comments:

Kelley said...

I just self-published my book, Glittering Ashes (on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Glittering-Ashes-Dark-Artist-ebook/dp/B005F5PCZ8 ) and in it, my main character's name is Roe, and my secondary is Jordyn. <3 them!

Thanks for letting me plug (a little) :)

A.J. Mullarky said...

Mine are Calliope and Milo <3 it's an ancient-world kinda book :)

Summer Frey said...

Ellery and Roman (& Gage, Yvonne, Uli, Annalise, Sawyer, Eden, and Olivia).

Jen Daiker said...

I'm loving the names!!! These are so creative!!!

I realized I didn't spill some of mine... Harper Drake, Phillip Jensen, Sophie Sax, Chase Reynolds, Alex Masters.

There, I think that's enough!

Christine Danek said...

I loved your last post for Query tracker. I will check this one out.
Anna and Ian
Sadie and Graham
Livie and Will

Yes, I'm working on three stories.

Sarah Pearson said...

My MC is Jamie (changed from Joe) and my secondary character is Lola. Although they're consigned to writing limbo for a while :)

Slamdunk said...

If I wrote, I would def include a character named Bubba...

Jessica Bell said...

I'll be sure to drop by, honey. My current MC is named Concetta and the secondary character so far is nameless. He's referred to as 'the harpist'. I think I might keep it like that.

Talli Roland said...

I'll drop by! My current MC is called Serenity Holland, which is quite ironic, since she's anything but serene!

DRC said...

My Mc is Rowen McGregor, his wife is Peynton, and his side-kick so to speak is Quinlan.

I'll be sure to checkout QT

Jemi Fraser said...

In my current wip the mcs are Tori and Hawk (short for last name) :)

Off to QT :)

Kelley said...

I'll go check it out too!

Right now i have too characters one is nameless and the other one is Delilah. Not sure which will end up being the main though :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm still trying to figure out the character names for my new project. Maddie's (short for Madison) is the mc in my wip.

Bish Denham said...

I'm on my way over!

My MC is Marvin and one secondary (there are a several) is Leeza.

Jen said...

Wow, that was really great. Sometimes we get so caught up in the big picture that we lose sight of what our book is really about - people growing.

Julianna said...

Christina and Marjory!

Stephanie Faris said...

My main character is Eileen but the secondary character who is pretty prominent in the book is named Kennedy.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Byron and Athee.

Jolene Perry said...

Ty (girl) and jonah (swoon)

Samantha said...

My main characters are Anna, Malachi, and Lukas.

Samantha

Abby said...

Okay - I am still trying to figure out query tracker, but I will TRY and go see what you've got. I'm sure it is phenomenal because... yes... you wrote it!

Hmmm...okay. I mainly write children's books, but I am starting to outline my 3rd YA. Still working on names so I can't share them yet. agh - names can be tough cause you want them to be good. Maybe if I check out your article it will help inspire me to finally decide on some names!

Laura Marcella said...

Twitter is being rude to me today and I'm having trouble tweeting, but I featured a certain querying quote by the fabulous YOU on my blog today! Actually I had to pull it from my memory bc like I said Twitter is being laaame and I couldn't do much, so hopefully I remembered it right! :)

Janet Johnson said...

So cool that you are doing a guest post over there!

Donna Hole said...

My MC is Amy Thompson; 2 secondary characters Robert Crane and Calvin Mertz.

Sure, remind me to go check the post if you don't see a comment today from me :)

........dhole

Tiffany Garner said...

In OPEN EYES, my MC is Kenna and my two secondary characters are Gideon and Kiernan. It's a YA Epic Fantasy

Christina Farley said...

Fun! I love naming my characters. Each name really represents so much about their personalities I think.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

My MCs are Yara, Treygan, and Rownan. My secondaries: Nixie, Lloyd, Koraline, Pango, and Delmar (to name a few :))

Yay for QT!

Michelle Fayard said...

I'll be hopping over this evening, Jen. Way to go for guest posting on Query Tracker!

The two protagonists in my Civil War YA, The Underground Gift, are Josepha, a slave, and Reeca Fitzgerald, an abolitionist. The antagonist, a sadistic Bushwhacker, is Benjamin Michaelson. Most of the names of the minor characters have significance for me as well. I love your question!

P.S. I left a response to your comment on Marcie Bridge's blog, http://marcieshrinks.blogspot.com/2011/08/guest-postquestion.html.

Alissa said...

Ooh, what an interesting topic. Offering query help is an awesome thing. :D

Thanks for stopping by! Glad you love Harry Potter, too.

Samantha VĂ©rant said...

It's a memoir! Guess!

lynnrush said...

Jade is the heroine and Marcus is the hero. :) I'll head over to QT later. :) Have fun today!!