Writers, if you’re hoping to create a query letter that will grab a literary agent’s interest, you have a HUGE job ahead of you. You’ll need to figure out how to distill the storyline of your entire book into a one- or two-paragraph book summary (sometimes called a...
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While a full-length novel or memoir might be around 100,000 words long, the query letter summary should only be about 200 words. Anything more and you risk irritating busy literary agents and losing their interest. So it’s not surprising that many writers have trouble...
Writing the query letter blurb (or mini-synopsis) for your book isn’t easy. And sometimes the difficulties with query writing stem from the fact that you as the author may not have the best perspective on your own book because you’re too close to it. You want all your...
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