Free Resource for Better Agent Queries

( — I know some of you are unhappy about the end of the Inkthinker Query Challenge, so let me make it up to you. I received an awesome, free resource to help writers improve their agent queries and get attention for their books, and I’d like to share it with you: a free query workbook from Time-Life editor, publisher, author, and consultant Molli Nickell, based on a format she developed while teaching writers at UCLA and at writing workshops and conferences nationwide.

Molli says,

I’ve never met anyone who could read about writing a query letter, then sit down and write one. Just reading about how to write a query isn’t enough. What’s missing are writing exercises, practice and an expert instructor. (That would be me.)

The step-by-step instructions and exercises can help you learn to write a compelling query letter first paragraph (often the only paragraph read by an agent).

Click here to get the workbook in PDF format.

I’ve reviewed the workbook, and I think the exercises Molli presents provide you clear and effective instruction to help you improve your query letters — and not just for books, but all types of queries. Let me know what you think when you download it!

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  • Nikki Aug 28, 2008

    I’ve filled out the form and I’m patiently waiting (not really) for the book. My goal is to have three things accepted before Christmas and I can use all the help I can get!

    Nikki’s last blog post..Time for a change

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