When your book manuscript is ready to be submitted to literary agents, an effective query letter can make the difference between successfully enticing an agent or having your submission tossed into the reject pile. While there are basics every query letter should...
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Congratulations, writer—you’ve finished your book manuscript! You’ve had it professionally proofed and edited, and your beta readers gave you great reviews. Now it’s time to write your query letter. Sometimes, even the most gifted writers may feel the query letter is...
It’s a task that strikes fear in the hearts of even the bravest, most experienced writers: creating an effective query letter. The hair-raising stress of determining what to include and what to leave out can make you feel like a sleep-deprived zombie. Make the wrong...
Ensemble cast books—stories featuring plotlines that follow multiple characters—offer a scope and depth that make the narrative structure attractive to writers and readers alike. But summarizing an ensemble cast story in a query letter presents special challenges....
A writer who spins taut thrillers featuring a hard-boiled detective could be just as interested in writing about kid detectives and the case of the missing school trophy. And an author who writes children’s books about forest animal friends and their adventures might...
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