(www.inkthinkerblog.com) — 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.
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).
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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