Tuesday, March 10, 2015

March Tip: Five Helpful Links on Queries

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Querying is always a daunting task for writers. Here's some of the latest posts I've seen about them.

What No to Do When Querying K. Whipkey has a great list of dos and don'ts.

The Hunt is On: How to Find an Agent Janice Hardy has six steps in the process.

And some oldies from the Books and Writer's Forum. If you've ever been curious about a writing forum, this is the place to be. The Research and Craft and Writers Exercises folders are golden. (Can you tell I'm a member? ;-)

Advice Please! Dig around in this one. Though is specific to Fantasy writer Julie, there's a lot of general info, too.

Query Help Dig in this one, too. Check out the query checklist for some lovely advice.

Query Based on First Twenty Pages This is a great resource, too.

Next Week: I'll have four more lovely reads to review. See you then! ;-)


  1. Having been through the trenches and come out on the other side...the best advice I can offer is to read EACH AND EVERY ONE of these links and pay attention. Your greatest challenge is not letting your voice get lost in the details! :)

  2. Thank, DL. It's a challenge, isn't it? I'm gearing up for contests now, but querying is coming.

  3. Zan Marie,

    It feels a bit like chasing your tale. Just when you almost have it, there it goes again. :0)Thanks for the links. Query Shark is a good training ground too. http://queryshark.blogspot.ca/

  4. Ah! Darn auto correct. No pun was intended. I meant tail.

  5. :-D I knew what you meant, Rose. That's an accurate description of what it feels like!

  6. Sigh, I'm so depressed about querying. I'm going to get it right eventually though and these links will help. Thanks.


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