The Biggest Query Letter Mistake

Are you making this critical query mistake? The biggest query mistake: writers submitting a synopsis instead of a pitch. A synopsis is the play-by-play of your novel. A pitch is a to-the-point email or letter that focuses on the hook, the conflict, and why it matters for the protagonist–and why an agent should read your book!Continue reading “The Biggest Query Letter Mistake”

“Is it my query or my sample pages?” Why you are not getting full manuscript requests

One of the most common, and most subjective, questions I get asked at writer’s workshops is: “How do I know when it’s my query or whether it’s my sample pages that are stopping me from getting full manuscript requests or offers?” Ultimately, every circumstance is different, but in my experience the situations look like this: WhenContinue reading ““Is it my query or my sample pages?” Why you are not getting full manuscript requests”

Top 4 Reasons Agents Pass Based On Your Sample Chapters

As you know, agents get hundreds of submissions a month. We narrow that down to a select few to request that catch our eye. On top of all the client reading, contract negotiation and putting out fires, we have to squeeze time in to read your sample chapters. It takes us weeks to get toContinue reading “Top 4 Reasons Agents Pass Based On Your Sample Chapters”

The only thing holding back your book is your pitch

Getting an agent is a massive hurdle for unpublished writers. But I’m here to tell you that you’re the only one preventing yourself from getting representation. I define your pitch as both your elevator pitch and your query letter as a whole. This is the ultimate package that will set you apart from the crowd,Continue reading “The only thing holding back your book is your pitch”