Query Letters and Other Horror Stories



If you’ve never written one, you just don’t know. There are two types of writers in this category.

1: You’re a newbie and a query letter isn’t scary because you don’t know what it entails.

2. Everyone else.

A query letter is not a mere question or pleading; “Please sign me!!” Writing a query is harder than writing a book, and we all know how I feel about THAT subject. Capturing the attention of an agent who receives hundreds of queries a day is not just a honed skill, it is a refined art, or a magic trick…or hell, even a full blown miracle at work which means if you do it three times successfully you get to be sainted. …But no pressure…evil grin.

You know I’ll offer help so not boo’s from the gallery. Check out the link below.


About Katie Thayne, Author

Katie Thayne (that's me, kind of, seeing as how Katie Thayne is a pen name) is an up and coming author (or so I'd like to think). I have just released my first book, Ms. Impractical Pants, and am currently working on its sequel. I don't have a name for that one yet, so let's just call it Sequel for now. If I'm not working on Sequel, I'm scratching down ideas for the other half dozen or so book ideas swirling around in my brain. Okay, that's a lie, I don't write them down as much as I should, but I still think them, so that should count for something, right? I live in beautiful Moab, Utah and when I'm not writing- on second thought, I won't go there. Let's pretend I sit in a quite office hunched over a keyboard and do nothing but write. The most important thing to know about me, is just because I write doesn't mean I can punctuate. That's why I have an editor- but not for this blogging stuff. Editors ain't cheap and I'm not J.K. Rowling...yet. But I hope that won't keep you from reading my blog.

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