Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life

Query Letter Mistakes

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Cheesy lead. Don’t be cute. Skip the rhetorical questions. The “What if you were stuck on a sailboat in a hurricane with a mysterious killer” teasers get old fast. Better to lead with the facts; otherwise your reader may feel as if you’re trying to manipulate him or her to create more sensation than pure […]

Query Letter Mistakes

Author: SBolithoe

Librarian, author, blogger, presenter, history buff and animal lover.

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