Thursday, August 28, 2008

How to Write a Great Query Letter

I just did my very first free download from Amazon: "How to Write a Great Query Letter" by Noah Lukeman.   I won't share any contents here--the idea is that everyone downloads their own copy.  Makes sense to me.  It's free, so there's no reason to have to borrow a copy from anyone, and every reason to let the author and Amazon know how popular it is or isn't.  So, if you want to read about query letters, download your copy today!  For free!

I will say that some of the advice was counter-intuitive, at least based on my unsold-novelist experience, but the vast majority of information reinforced what I already knew or taught me new and useful ways of looking at query letters.

I still hate writing query letters, but now I feel lots more prepared.  Next on the agenda--build my resume'.  (Working on it!)

2 comments:

Things that puzzle this other goddess.... said...

But Kami....(insert whine here) don't you just write them like this one on queryshark?
http://queryshark.blogspot.com/2008/08/and-now-pause-for-jocularity.html

Kami said...

I do I do! And that's the awesomenest bestest kewlest query letter evah! Mine's just like it, only with flying cats and the ghost of the good witch of the north is there to advise me ... use the source code, Kami, use the source!

I mean, not me, my character, yeah. Her name's Mary Sue.