17 March 2010

Query Letters

Don't ask me--read Angela James' advice over at Carina Press. Query letters are your first contact with editors/agents. I guess getting them right is like putting on deoderant before you go to a job interview.

I cringed when I read Angela's first do-not: Don't start with a rhetorical question.

Buuu-uuut, I wail. I love rhetorical questions. Apparently, editors don't.

Wisdom: Give editors/agents what they want, not what you want them to want.

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