Tuesday, August 17, 2010

There Are No Rules - How to Ensure 75% of Agents Will Request Your Material

For over 10 years, I've read article after article on "How to Query an Agent." I finally found one that speaks to my sensibilities as a writer.

Forget trying to sell your book, this author says. Just seduce the agent.

I like that approach. Without it, writer's are focused on the wrong things and can get frustrated trying to pack their 400-page novel into one paragraph of a 1-page letter.

Just prove that you're professional, intriguing, and can tell a story. Don't try to dump your story on their desks via query. Make them crave it through the tease.

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