5 Reasons for “Quick Pass” on a Query Letter

Agents do inhale query letters. We get 1,000’s a year and go through them periodically; usually consuming them in batches of 20-100’s at a time. I try to read them once or twice a month. Your query letter is my first encounter with you. It doesn’t have to be “perfect” (I mean that!), but itContinue reading “5 Reasons for “Quick Pass” on a Query Letter”

What To Do When You Sit Down To Pitch Your Novel In-Person

After attending conferences around North America for the past 6 years I’ve seen an array of pitching techniques. Some good. Some…not so good. I get it. It’s not easy to pitch your book (your creative project that’s been on your mind for months if not years) to someone sitting in front of you, especially when theContinue reading “What To Do When You Sit Down To Pitch Your Novel In-Person”

February 11th Webinar: “Find Success with Your Query Letter: Getting Beyond Form Letters”

New year, new webinar. Sign up here today! It also includes a critique of your query letter! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How to recognize patterns in rejection letters When to rewrite your query and when to revise your manuscript Why agents send form rejections and why they send personalized rejections-and what the difference is Winning formulas forContinue reading “February 11th Webinar: “Find Success with Your Query Letter: Getting Beyond Form Letters””

DFW Con: See you this weekend!

Dallas Fort Worth Writers: I’m coming your way! This weekend I’ll be at the following conference events: Ask An Agent Session 2 Dawn Frederick, Michelle Johnson, Lana Popovic, Christopher Rhodes, Carly Watters 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.  Sunday There are a lot of opinions out there about to how to become a traditionally published author. Everyone’sContinue reading “DFW Con: See you this weekend!”