The Dreaded Query Letter

Depositphotos_21902879_m-2015Query Letter

What is it?

You have probably read a good book recently, or seen a movie, and if someone asks you to tell them about it in one sentence, you can usually do that. You just gave someone was a pitch. Depending on how much they respect your opinion they will either read the book or see the movie. Your pitch or query needs to have the same power.

So why is it so hard for authors to pitch or sell their own work?

You have written a story be it 20,000 words, or 200,000 words and the people within that story are real to you. You know all about every aspect of their lives. This is all as it should be, but an agent getting hundreds of queries a week just needs something short and sweet.

A query letter

Why do you need one?

A query letter is…

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About NevaBrown

Neva Brown, a retired secondary teacher/administrator, now enjoys the challenge of writing romance novels and doing editing for other romance writers. She has even ventured into the social media world of Facebook, Twitter and Google+ as well as having a website; nevabrown-author@weebly.com . Neva lived on West Texas ranches most of her life and uses that culture and environment in many of her stories. She and her husband now live at Rio Concho West in San Angelo, Texas. They are amazed at how well they have adjusted to ‘city’ living. Neva loves to hear from her readers. She can be reached at joneva@suddenlink.net
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One Response to The Dreaded Query Letter

  1. maggiermundy says:

    Thanks for sharing. Hope it helps.

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