Literary Agents, Query Letter, Writing, Writing Life

Query Letters Dissected By Those Who Know

Last week I posted some query letter tricks that I've learned over the last year or so, HOWEVER there's a weekly post you should check out on your own, by people in the biz. BookEnds (a fantastic literary agency) posts a query letter each Wednesday, then gives feedback on what works, and what doesn't. Be… Continue reading Query Letters Dissected By Those Who Know

Literary Agents, Query Letter

Query Letter Hell? Not Necessarily…The ABCs of #Query Writing Made Easy

Its been a little while since I last blogged about the wonderful world of writing. Since many of my blog readers, are...well, readers I try to keep the behind-the-scenes writing stuff to a minimum. You’re welcome, BTW 😉 That being said, I’ve gotten a few questions regarding query letters in recent weeks from friends, family,… Continue reading Query Letter Hell? Not Necessarily…The ABCs of #Query Writing Made Easy

Getting Started, Query Letter, Writing

Top 10 things every writer can be proud of

    Every writer goes through the same feelings of self-doubt at one time or another. Am I good enough to do this professionally? Am I sure this is the best my manuscript can be? Is my query letter an accurate snippet of what my book is about? Is my storyline clear? Is there enough… Continue reading Top 10 things every writer can be proud of

Inspiration, Literary Agents, Manuscript Requests, Pictures worth a thousand words, Query Letter, Quotes

You must ‘want to’ enough…

They say that perseverance is key in the publishing industry. So keep that in mind fellow writers on this #Writers Wednesday. Don't be discouraged by rejection. You never know what tomorrow's mail will bring. You just might find your literary agent partner in crime. Believe in you enough and believe in your writing enough to… Continue reading You must ‘want to’ enough…

Getting Started, Inspiration, Literary Agents, Query Letter, Quotes, Writing

Because Jack London told me so…

Keep writing and keep sending query letters! Here’s why (and what Jack London has to do with it): I know the road to publishing is oft times, bumpy, discouraging and can make quite the cranky writer from time to time. It’s human nature to shy away from rejection. Let’s face it, rejection hurts. The most… Continue reading Because Jack London told me so…

Getting Started, Query Letter

Rhetorical questions…useful metaphor, or query kiss of death?

Let’s start with the meat and potatoes of what a rhetorical question actually is. I can think of no better offering than the Merriam Webster’s Definition. It states: nothing. There is no definition for a ‘Rhetorical Question’ in the online dictionary. So I did the next best thing. I broke it down even further for… Continue reading Rhetorical questions…useful metaphor, or query kiss of death?