Monday, November 20, 2017

Readsy Takes the Dread Out of Writing Queries

You've just written The End on your WIP.  The synopsis is perfect. 

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Hurray for you, and now you're ready to send it off to the agent who's waiting to read it. (We must have a bit of humor in all of this.) There's just one more teensy hurdle to publication. 

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Yep. The Query Letter. 



But do not fear. Readsy's here for you with a fantastic post titled How to Write a Query Letter in 7 Steps. 

You'll find those steps outlined and easy to follow. Here's the outline, so be sure to check it out. NOW!




1. Writing an Effective Query Letter

  • Capture the agent’s attention with your greeting
  • Craft an irresistible hook
  • Write a tantalizing synopsis
  • Reveal your credentials and your publishing savvy
  • Personalize the letter for each agent
  • Proofread everything you’ve written
  • Thank the agent and sign off

2. Infographic: How to Write a Query Letter
3. Get a Professional Query Letter Review

Do you have query letter phobia? Or are you getting results from your queries? Did you check out the Readsy post? What's your take? 

9 comments:

nashvillecats2 said...

How many times I have read my work through before submitting to publisher only to find......more mistakes.
Thanks for an excellent post Lee.
Have a great week.

Yvonne.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

And please all writers, read it and learn.

Pat Hatt said...

It still surprises me how many don't know, and then get miffed when they fail when it is really their fault.

Christine Rains said...

This is awesome. Queries do make me nervous, but this is one to bookmark to help make me feel a little better.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Always worry about my query. It's something you have to get just right.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

I'm saving this as a reminder. Thanks.

Heather M. Gardner said...

I know its important, but I HATZ IT!
:)

Thanks for the advice!
Heather

Robert Bennett said...

I've often found threats of physical violence do wonders.

And in all seriousness, very good little piece. Thank you.

cleemckenzie said...

I can use all the help I can get when I have to write one of these. Thanks Reedsy.