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The SUMMARY of a QUERY LETTER

The dreaded 250 words… they call a query letter. I read on one site they don’t believe in a query letter and determining what the book is about in 250 words is impossible… and yet so many others require it. Thus… I write and rewrite the same query letter over and over again. Perhaps I’m… Continue reading The SUMMARY of a QUERY LETTER

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Scheduled Write-In

Someone once told me… Successful people wake early… since I want this series complete, i joined this #5amwritersclub concept and started going to the coffee shop before the sun. I beg, borrow, and steal time from sleep and my kids to focus on me, and sometimes feel guilty for it. This week I decided to… Continue reading Scheduled Write-In

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Query Letter Rambling

Tomorrow the plan is to get up before the sun and sit down in my favorite chair with coffee and write a query letter. The infamous writers worst nightmare. The letter that judges everything in 250 words or less. The one page summary that doesn’t tell all, yet the whole of all your time, energy,… Continue reading Query Letter Rambling

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FLIP Dictionary

My favorite writing book this week sounds strange, but it’s actually a FLIP dictionary. A different kind of #dictionary I suppose. Another writer I know had been carrying it around with her. At first, I thought no way would I carry that book everywhere, it’s massive and I have google. Yet now I own my… Continue reading FLIP Dictionary

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Agent Waiting Game

The agent waiting game… just like the silent game as a small child it required more patience than I could stand. I selected six agents based on their interests, Twitter feed, technology based marketing and response rates. I also considered location. I find it odd some authors have never met their agent. I suppose that… Continue reading Agent Waiting Game

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Subjective Opinions and the Art of Query Letters

I still can’t get over how many query submissions people do in a short amount of time. Not to mention, the agents that rejected Twilight, Harry Potter, and countless others that have a massive list of rejection letters who now have a mega-million dollar brand. I can’t help but wonder if they still work in… Continue reading Subjective Opinions and the Art of Query Letters

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Switching between Multiple Projects and Staying Focused

I read an article on most high level professionals like CEO’s read 60 books a year. Of course that sounds absurd in my mind when work takes up the majority of my time, followed by kids and family and if there is a small amount of time left I use it for myself. This is… Continue reading Switching between Multiple Projects and Staying Focused