Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Query Kombat 2014 Twitter Party and Dates


It's time to hang out and have fun!

There will be topics and things to talk about starting today, May 21, and during the wait time until the chosen entries are released on May 30th. We’ll start with naming your category/genre to help those who may not be so sure to finalize their answers.

Just tweet your answers under the hashtag #QueryKombat and have some fun meeting and talking with other Kombatants, judges, and your hosts. 

May 21st               Tweet your category and genre. Ask questions about genre if you’re unsure where your manuscript fits.

May 22-23rd         Tweet what time you submitted your entry to our QK email. Nerves and jitters can be calmed by sharing with others. Also tweet out what you find the hardest about writing. Is it keeping out telling? Writing action scenes? What’s hard for you?

May 23rd              Since the submission filled up so fast, we need a new subject. Judges get fun secret names. Entrants get to create nicknames. Your poor hosts are left out. Create nicknames for SC, Michael. and Michelle!  (Keep it clean. We blush easily.) And tweet your favorite comp title.

May 24th                  Tweet your main character’s name and a special tidbit about them. See what sorts of names are popular and if anyone else shares MC’s names with you.

May 25th                  Tweet your entry Nickname and why you choose it.

May 26th               Tweet out those first lines.

May 27th               Tweet the very last lines of your manuscript.

May 28th               Tweet us your villain’s name and something evil about them.

May 29th               Tweet the title of a soothing song that is helping you get through the day before the picks are revealed. Hold hands and sing Kumbaya lyrics like the band of friends you’ve become. (We’ll be running around like crazy gerbils getting everything ready.)

The hosts will post reminders for you in the #QueryKombat feed. It’s all about “Getting to know you, Getting to know all about you” and having fun!

Also here is a schedule of dates for Query Kombat so that you don't miss a moment:

QK Submissions                                May 22nd at noon EST until May 23rd at 11:59 pm EST
QK Kombatants Announced              May 30th All three blogs.
QK Round 1                                     June 1 – 4th All three blogs.
QK Agent Round                              June 8th – 11th All three blogs.
QK Round 2                                     June 15 – 17th Mike and Michelle’s blog
QK Round 3                                     June 21 – 23rd SC’s blog.
QK Round 4                                     June 25 – 26th Mike’s blog.
QK Round 5 (final 4)                        June 28 – 29th Michelle’s blog.
QK Round 6 (championship)             July 1 – 2nd SC’s blog.

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