Thanks so much to everyone who helped alleviate my writing fears. I guess you can’t get help until you’re ready to admit you have a problem. I did that and the support showed up in droves! I really appreciate it. Bolstered and invigorated, I’m ready to tackle my next project which is writing a query letter for my novel.
1. Tell about your project (novel, short story, article, etc.)
2. Tell about you
3. Capture your audience enough to request more
That’s the simplest explanation I’ve seen so far and it makes sense. Sometimes as artists we have a hard time tooting our own horns and that’s exactly what queries are meant to do. If you’re cursed with Midwest Modesty like me it can be even more paralyzing. But those days are over. Thanks to my artist development program and a philosophical rap to the noggin from The Roommate (“You’re a writer. Just own it.”), I’m no longer afraid to lay claim to things I want. And that can’t possibly happen if I’m too afraid to do anything about it.
I know a lot of people dread this but I’m looking forward to it.
Any tips or tricks to crafting a killer query? Please share!