Today's tip was sent in by Crystal Pierce. This is Crystal's first tip on Literary Rambles, so please say "hi" and visit her blog, E.L. Pierce. She's also on Twitter @followingbooks.
I have a tip for writers who are querying. I recently sent out two queries, both of which got rejected. At the time, I was following these agents on Twitter. Soon after I got my rejection letters, both agents posted, via blog and twitter, about queries that they accepted and passed on. They also told us why without giving names or specifics away. It was very, very helpful for me, because I felt that I was able to possibly narrow mine down and learn from the comment the agent posted. Most agents are really awesome. The two that I sent to allow writers to resend queries. Awesome. So I sent, learned, and can resend in the future after fixing my mistakes. One of the agents also said (I tweeted her) to make sure to go through the manuscript and check for things that she talked about (as to why she passed), as a query letter is a good representation of the book. Hope this helps. It's made all the difference for me!