Archives for Christmas: How to write a query letter

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I hope you all had a very merry Christmas! I did. And I’m still on vacation, so I’ve been getting some real writing done, which warms the very cockles of my heart.

This is the last week of archival posts – next Friday I’ll actually be posting something new! But although I’ve been working on plotting out posts for the entire year, I’m still not sure what I’ll be writing about. Wish me luck!

Today’s post was originally published on April 9, 2011. It’s the first of three parts, with the second part linked at bottom. Enjoy, and let me know if you have questions.

A hook, a.k.a. elevator pitch or logline, is 2-3 sentences explaining what your book is about. It’s the heart of a query letter, the thing that gets the agent to request pages. It is also the second hardest thing you will write. Read the rest >>

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Stephanie is an award-winning copywriter, aspiring novelist, and barely passable ukulele player. Here, she offers writing prompts, tips, and moderate-to-deep philosophical discussions. You can also find her on and Pinterest.

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