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9 Query Mistakes That Could Lead To Instant Literary Agent Rejection | Writer’s Relief
Few literary agents expect query letters to be 100% perfect—especially if the author is new. That said, most literary agents DO expect a certain level of competence and a fundamental understanding of publishing industry etiquette. If you’re a writer hoping to get a...
Five Mistakes Writers Make When Setting Their Writing Goals | Writer’s Relief
Writing is one of those pursuits where you’re pretty much in charge of your own schedule. There’s no employee manual, no time card, no boss breathing down your neck, pushing you to get that novel finished (unless you’re lucky enough to have a publisher waiting for...
11 Things Writers Forget To Include In Their Query Letters To Literary Agents | Writer’s Relief
A query letter for a literary agent has so many important parts—from the first line, to the book blurb, to the author bio, to the closing lines. With so much information to manage, it’s no wonder many writers forget critical elements of their book query letters!...
8 Outright Lies About Literary Agents Writers Shouldn’t Believe
For new writers, approaching a literary agent might feel like attempting to speak to a fierce, mythical creature shrouded in secrecy. And it doesn't help boost your confidence when you hear the various myths, misunderstandings, and outright lies about literary agents...
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