Wednesday, August 24, 2011

If Life Were Like Queries

Currently Reading: Wildefire by Karsten Knight

This is so funny I had to re-post it on my own blog. I found it at BookEnds, LLC - A Literary Agency, posted by Jessica.

If life were like queries:
  • All children would be orphans
  • All husbands are keeping a marriage-destroying secret from their wives
  • Small towns would have an impossibly high murder rate
  • At the age of 16, 17, or 18 we would all learn the secret our parents have been keeping from us (and it's always some super-cool paranormal power)
  • Returning home always means falling in love with the hunky man (or gorgeous gal) we left behind


  1. Wait, you mean life isn't really like that? ;)

  2. I know this is supposed to be funny, but it seems there is a glut of stories out there like these. So how come my story, which has none of these things, isn't considered "high concept" enough for some people? (Sorry, I'm in a bit of a whiney mood.)

  3. Great list - I'm still waiting to discover my paranormal supercalifragilistic skills.

  4. And falling for the wrong kind of guy is always the way to go, right? He might end up being a vampire/werewolf/gargoyle/ghost/spirit/ent/elf/flower/all of the above, and he will love you just the way you are or because you smell good. ;-)