10 Ways To Personalize Your Query to Agents

Writers hear that they’re supposed to personalize their queries–but “how personal, exactly?” is the most common question. The best queries show that they have engaged with us before (on Twitter, read an interview, or a blog post of ours) and have done their research. It’s easier than you think to show that personal touch. BelowContinue reading “10 Ways To Personalize Your Query to Agents”

Guest Post: 6 Ways To Make Comp Titles Work For You by Jennifer Johnson-Blalock

I’m so thrilled to have another great guest post for you! Comparative titles are a major conundrum for many writers. How recent? How many? How perfect do they have to be? I get more questions about comp titles than many other topics–believe it or not. How can you make them work for you? Literary Agent Jennifer Johnson-Blalock tellsContinue reading “Guest Post: 6 Ways To Make Comp Titles Work For You by Jennifer Johnson-Blalock”

5 Year Blog-versary Round Up!

Wow, 5 years since this blog began! Thank you to the loyal readers and commenters for your engagement with my posts. I decided to do a round up of some of my top posts over the years. Craft: 30 Questions to Ask Your Main Character When You Start Comparing Yourself To Other Writers 7 Things WritersContinue reading “5 Year Blog-versary Round Up!”

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””