How to write a clear query letter reblogged.
This is a response to my earlier post called Why Your Query Letter is Making Agents and Editors Cringe. I’m so meta, right?
Writing a query letter is an art, they say. What they really mean is that it’s really gosh-darn hard. It seems that everyone and their sister thinks they can write a query letter, but out in the real world, it fails. Miserably.
That’s what happened to me. I thought writing a query letter was easy. I composed one in a couple hours and unleashed it onto the world. Little did I know, it was crap and yielded no return. It wasn’t until I joined the Absolute Write and participated in their forum that I was able to learn how to write a query letter properly.
Now, I shall bestow my knowledge upon you.
Step One: Write a Manuscript
A given, right? Wrong. I am a big advocate that writers complete…
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