How To Format Your Query in 5 Easy Steps

If you follow these tips not only will you avoid the spam filter (which is triggered by strange fonts), but you will make it easy to read and fast to consume. How To Format Your Query in 5 Easy Steps: Always use the default settings: remember no italics, bold, or colours. Capitalize your book title.Continue reading “How To Format Your Query in 5 Easy Steps”

The Writer’s 8 Tools of Pitching

Getting ready to go on submission to agents? Don’t know what to have prepared? Wish you had a checklist? Here’s your tool kit: 1. Log Line: You have to be able to describe your book in one sentence. 2. Query: Use a three paragraph structure 1) why you’re querying this agent, log line, genre andContinue reading “The Writer’s 8 Tools of Pitching”

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”

Check self-entitlement at the door. Your novel is a fresh start.

No matter where you are in your life or your writing the road to publication starts off at the same point for everyone: unknown debuts. It’s easy to carry things from your life into your writing–expectations of success, timelines, ideas about working relationships and more–but, you have to be easy on yourself, let go ofContinue reading “Check self-entitlement at the door. Your novel is a fresh start.”