Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Writing Resources - Q - Query Shark

Welcome to the Insecure Writer’s Support Group website! Our A to Z Challenge theme – Writing Resources!

Query Shark

Need help with your query letter?

Feeling brave?

Send it to Query Shark. Once a week, they post a query and provide suggestions. Sometimes they are brutal in their honesty! But it’s all to improve the query letter and show other writers how to/how not to write one.

Quote for the day:

Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives. – William A. Foster


Karen Baldwin said...

I sent a query to the Query Shark....she never used it though. It was probably just so awful. Great quote from Foster.

Pat Hatt said...

Brutal can be a good way as it can make one better at the end of the day

Michelle Wallace said...

Constructive brutality...and the recipient must take it in the manner it's intended. Probably easier said than done. I'm sure it's a different story when you're in the situation, on the receiving end of the "brutality"
I love the quote!
Writer In Transit

Mike said...

Neat quote!

Anne R. Allen said...

I was never brave enough to send anything to the Query Shark, but just reading her critiques of the ones she gets is a great education in querying!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I've spent time on Query Shark and saw Janet at a conference once. She's something in person too.

Susan Says

Juneta key said...

Thanks for the link. Love the quote.
Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

Anonymous said...

Query shark is a great resource. When I first looked into publishing, I spent a lot of time there and learning all I could.

~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
Story Dam
Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

Ella said...

Thank you! A great Q and I, do love this quote~

Debra Renée Byrd said...

I've become scared of public critique...or have always been, really.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

She's never taken a look at any I've sent; however, studying the ones she does rework helped me a lot.