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5 Tips to Sustain You in the Query Trenches

Kathryn Craft

Turning Whine Into Gold

Writing bestows faith. It’s easy to believe we might succeed when with each draft we can see our work improving. So it makes sense that we unravel a bit when we must trust that we have done enough, and it is time to query.… Read the post

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Submission Tip Checklist: Double-Check These 16 Things Before Sending Your Book Out

 Chuck Sambuchino

The time has come. Your novel or memoir or book proposal is now complete. Not only is it complete, you’ve revised it several times and incorporated the critical ideas of peers and editors to make it better. You’ve developed a list of agents to target and researched each one.… Read the post

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WITS Throwdown - Query Strategy: Narrow Focus or Scattergun? Part 2 (or the correct way)

by Orly Konig-Lopez

Last week you heard Fae explain her query technique. While she takes a conservative approach, I have a slightly - okay, drastically - different method.

For me, it's a numbers game.

spaghettiNow that doesn't mean toss an entire package of spaghetti in the air and hope something sticks.… Read the post

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WITS Throwdown: Query Strategy-Narrow Focus vs Scattergun?

by Fae Rowen

Well, Laura Drake, AKA The Queen of Querying, finally helped me into the big scary world of querying. With both feet. On the first  Sunday in December she helped me send out eleven queries.

Those of you who love to query will think , "Eleven queries?… Read the post

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