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John Wood sees it with numbing regularity: the query letter that comes close to making a sale - until the writer makes some fatal, but avoidable mistake.
So the Modern Maturity senior editor wrote this letter-writer's guidebook. Read it, learn from it, use its secrets to write queries that get accepted.
why boldness beats blandness every time
how to rocket your query right past the slush pile
how to make a big impression with a little cover letter
the 10 basics you must have in your article query
the 10 query blunders that can ruin your chances
how to dramatize your novel with a query/synopsis package
what a book proposal is, why you need it, and how to write it
As you publish more, your professional correspondence will increase. Whether the correspondence is a complaint to your editor, a celebrity interview request or anything else connected with your career, you'll make it ring with style and professionalism with this book.
Wood includes chapter-ending Question & Answer sections that clarify issues concerning the type of letter at hand. He's also packed the book with illustrative samples. You'll see many that are pure dynamite - and one real bomb.
Read this book and immediately begin to write energetic, masterly, persuasive letters. Keep editors hanging on your words. Make them eager to buy your work.
Provides professional guidance for all writing-related correspondence, be it a query to an editor, a request for a celebrity interview or a book proposal.