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"Can I go to the bathroom?"

No. Because you don’t actually have to go to the bathroom. You just don’t want to do this assignment, listen to this story, participate in this class discussion, or learn this particular math lesson. 186 more words

On Agent Queries and Denial By Silence

Hello, Blogosphere, and good morning.

So I haven’t quite figured out whether I love the publishing process, or I hate it.

Like I said in the last post, I just sent in two queries to agents Saturday night, and to be honest, I think those two are going to be my last for a while. 561 more words


Magazine Writing: The Query Letter

Tuesday’s Writing Tips:

Portable MFA in Creative Writing: Magazine Writing

The Query Letter Part 1: 

The Query letter is like a sales tool. You’re trying to convince an editor that you have a good story for her magazine and that you’re the right person for the job. 210 more words


15 Pro Tips for How to Query a Literary Agent

Since I’m going through the querying process right now, here’s a quick cheat sheet for other aspiring authors on how to query an agent. You won’t find 15 better pro tips anywhere else. 527 more words



A lot has happened since last time I posted (I am sorry about how long it’s been. Call it sabbatical.)

I went to another Writer’s Conference in October, at which I pitched to another agent. 268 more words


Query Letter = First Impression

Your query letter is your one chance to make a first impression.

If you’re feeling the burning white hot sensation of fear, good.

Understand the stakes so you can understand the effort required.

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The Incredibly Cruel Creepy-Crawly

Dear Literary Agent,

I’ve written this fantastic book. It’s about an incredibly cruel creepy-crawly that kidnaps the Duchess of Cambridge and takes her to the planet of Vglchbaaal, where she has lots of adventures. 344 more words