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Query Letter Bonanza!!

It’s a Query Letter BONANZA!!   Looking for query letter feedback before you hit send? From now through September 14th ONLY, get in-depth, professional feedback on your query letter for only $15. Make that query POP. Ready? PSST. You can buy as many times as you’d like!   “When I first wrote Katie, I knew […]

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20 Things I Learned After Reading 150,000 Words in Opening Pages

20 Things I Learned After Reading 150,000 Words in Opening Pages Recently on the blog we discussed 15 things I learned after reading 100 query letters during the RevPit contest. You can read the article here. During that submission period for the RevPit contest, I not only read 100 query letters, but I also read […]

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15 Things I Learned After Reading 100 Query Letters

15 Things I Learned After Reading 100 Query Letters A few weeks ago was the submission review period for the annual RevPit contest. During this review period, each editor has one week to review submissions from authors in order to make their final pick to work on one manuscript for the next five weeks. The […]

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On Writing a Synopsis

Writing a synopsis is tough right? No wonder it’s called “The Dreaded Synopsis” when it’s time for a writer to create one. I’m currently working on creating my own, so hey, I’m right there with you. I just want to hire someone else to do it! But I know that no one knows my story […]

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What NOT to Say to a Literary Agent (or Editor)

I recently I attended a lecture hosted by GLAWS, and the guest speaker for the day was literary agent, Steve Hutson. I’m sure you can guess the focus of the event (hint, see featured picture). What NOT to Say to a Literary Agent (or Editor). I like attending events such as this because on top of the […]

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