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Query Letter Purgatory

Have I mentioned how much writers hate crafting query letters? Yes? Oh, fine.

Well, maybe it’s just me, but trying to boil my story down to 2-3 paragraphs that will catch an agent’s eye is excruciating.

Today, I spent some time perusing blogs by literary agents Nathan Bransford and Kristin Nelson, looking for inspiration. I also looked at agent Janet Reid’s Query Shark blog. All of these are great resources for the aspiring writer looking to understand the mind of an agent and what he or she is looking for, but in the end, the most help has come from my awesome critique partner, Christine. (Thanks, C!)

I will get a decent letter out there soon, and then the long wait will begin.

While I’m waiting, whatever shall I do? Hmm. Maybe I should write a book…

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  1. Christine

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    Your letter is getting so strong. And I know you can do this! And meanwhile, your CP is in POS revision hell, BUT she has an amazing idea to add the fun back to her story (you know I have to have fun)… I will reveal all later!!

    Hugs! You will get this done and congrats on the fab contest results.

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