Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I don't know about you, but query letters are not my favorite things to write. In fact, I may skip over a publication if I see that a query is required. I know, this is not a great attitude! Writing a query letter brings back memories of writing an outline in school. I remember stressing over that too; I never knew which details to include and how to pare the info down into important points. With this in mind, I've decided it's time to brush up on my query letter writing skills. Care to join me?
The editors of Writer's Digest share their thoughts online in the article, Advice on Writing Query Letters. It contains all the commonly asked questions, such as what to include in a query letter, advice for unpublished writers, and info on writing a book query. They even include tips on proper query etiquette, which alone could make or break a sale.
Armed with and refreshed by this information, I am planning on sending some queries out soon. How about you? Share your query writing tips and stories, we'd love to hear them!