Query Letters


Today I whine about losing half of my job, mope a little, and discuss query letters.

Also, #ZappaTheDipshitDog makes an appearance. She’s my adorable, cuddly puppy who is REALLY dumb. You can follow that hashtag on twitter, if you want. She’ll make an appearance occasionally.

Query Samples: http://www.charlottedillon.com/QuerySamples.html

Writer’s Digest “Successful Queries” series: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/successful-queries

Query Pet Peeves: http://writersinthestorm.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/query-letter-pet-peeves-agents-speak/

If you want help with your query/writing, etc… you should join a writing/critique group or make some good friends. If you’d like for ME to help you, I’m open to that. Disclaimer: I’m not published, but I’ll do my best. Also, I won’t go easy on you. XD But that’s what you want, right?

Another lesson I learned early: Get a thick skin. This industry is a nonstop barrage of feedback, critique, and rejection.


About oneofthedragons

Samantha K. Balk and F. R. Donaldson met on An Archive of Our Own, one of the many fanfiction sites online, when Sam asked Frankie to illustrate the fanfiction that would one day lead to Sam's first novel. They've been friends ever since! This blog was created as a way to share the oftentimes difficult journey any new author experiences on the uncomfortable quest of an introvert for attention to his or her most personal work. It is meant to remind you that authors don't just appear fully fledged like a George R. R. Martin, that all of us start out unsure and feeling inadequate. Feel free to ask us anything. Sam: sammykaye9@gmail.com Frankie: reluctant.fraggle@gmail.com

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