Welcome to the A to Z challenge!
A to Z Writing advice:
Querying – Similar to blurbs, query letters need to be quick, concise, to the point. Get in and get out and leave em hanging. Wham, bam, I want some more, ma'am! Here's my thoughts on writing queries:
- try to use only two, or at most three, character names - not too much detail, it's confusing
- introduce the MC, tell what goes wrong (the twist) why does he absolutely need to fix it? (motivation) and who or what is in his way?
- and don't forget voice! give a taste with some spice to it!
- the meat of a query shouldn't be more than two paragraphs, but you could add a hook sentence or two at the beginning - just don't make it too gimmicky or cheesy, and PLEASE do not start with, Mary had the perfect life... until... I have read that at the beginning of so many blurbs and queries... and agents have heard it umpteen times more!
- which brings me to my last bit of advice - make sure you show them what's original about your story. make it stand out! what's so special about it?!
Visiting BROKEN BRANCH FALLS (MG Fantasy):
Q is for Quick
Phone conversations with men are over in 30 seconds flat.
Men can be showered and ready to go in ten minutes or less.