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...
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Give Your How-To Or Self-Help Book Blurb A Personal Touch
When trying to “sell” your idea for a nonfiction self-help or how-to book to a literary agent, it’s important to cover the basic elements in your query letter book blurb. But aside from offering the “facts” of what your book is about, consider this strategy: Make it...
Query Letter POV: Point Of View Shifts In Novel Blurbs
If you haven’t already read our article about how to choose the right point of view for your query letter, now’s the time. Because in this follow-up article, we'll take a closer look at how point of view (POV) specifically affects query letter book blurbs for novels...
Query Letter POV: Choosing The Right Point Of View In Your Query Letter
The point of view (POV) in a query letter would seem to be obvious. The letter is written from the viewpoint of the letter writer: the author. However, the book blurb section (or summary) of a query letter is written in a style similar to the back jacket of a book....
Your Query Letter: Write A Fantastic First Line
When you write a query letter, you don’t need to describe every detail of your book’s content in the letter's very first line. Most literary agents prefer that a query letter begin with the basics—genre, title, and word count: Please consider my 90,000-word science...
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