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Writer Tip Wednesday - The Don'ts of Your Query Letter

Drafting your query letter can be one of the most difficult times in the process of trying to get your novel published. Cutting down an 80,000 word novel into just a mere two paragraphs can definitely cause you to lose sleep and want to pull all your hair out. 371 more words

Writer Tips

Marketing Monday: On Query Letters, from agent Amy Boggs

One of the toughest parts of the process for a writer seeking publication is querying agents. Don’t we all wish there was a tried and true template for success? 53 more words

Marketing Monday

3 Tips for the first-time query

If you’re getting ready to send off your very first queries, this post is for you. Three things you ought to know before you send that first letter to an agent’s inbox:  438 more words

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5 Things To Do If An Agent Has Your Manuscript For Months

Writers always ask: What does it mean if an agent has my manuscript for awhile?

Answer: Nothing.

It means nothing if we’ve had it for a long time. 264 more words


Submit Yourself: What I Learned in 30 Days of Fiction Submissions

Over the past month or so I made it my goal to submit fiction to thirty presses and publications. Now that it’s behind me, I feel as if I may have gained some insights worth sharing. 1,004 more words


Things I've Learned

It’s been two and a half years since I really got serious about writing. I started this journey on July 1, 2012 with the goal of “becoming a writer,” and I’ve been at it ever since. 862 more words


My Advice on Query Letters

How many of you writers out there have ever tried to write a query letter? I’m guessing most, if not all of you.  Now, how many of you dread the query letter? 2,455 more words