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: a feeling of excitement about something that is going to happen

: the act of preparing for something

: the act of looking forward…

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Query Letters

Is there anything more stressful for a writer than trying to construct the perfect query letter that at once makes you seem: funny, charming, witty, professional, and experienced in 300 words or less.

The Publishing Debate. My Position? F*ck Publishing.

by:  Keith M.

A few weeks back, I got tangled up in a debate about self-publishing v. traditional publishing.  And I attempted to carry that debate here to CtW, where I wanted to expand on my opinion and my arguments.   750 more words

Writing A Novel

The complete nobody's guide - A query

A query letter is the most difficult piece you’ll ever write. The challenge is to boil down 70,000 words or more into a single-page letter. Based solely on this letter, an agent will decide if your work is worth looking at more closely. 321 more words


If Dr. Seuss Queried Literary Agents Today

Dear Literary Agent,

If you will only take a look,
I think that you would like my book.

You would like it on a boat. 78 more words

The Art of the Query Letter

Is there anyone reading who really likes writing query letters? If so, can I swap brains with you for a few days?

At this point I’ve read so much advice on writing a good query letter that my brain is swimming. 64 more words


Query Letters are Hard

I’m drafting a query letter to send to writing agents in an attempt to seduce them into asking for the full manuscript of my book. It may be the most difficult thing I have ever tried to do. 182 more words