WRITE-IT WEDNESDAY

How to write a query letter…

The Do’s:
  1. Do address your query specifically to an agent.
  2. Do state the title of your book.
  3. Do mention the word count and genre of your book.
  4. Do mention exactly why you’re approaching Ms. Agent.
  5. Do adopt the “proper” tone for your query letter.
  6. Do keep your query to one-page only.

The stand-alone query letter has one purpose, and one purpose only: to seduce the agent or editor into reading or requesting your work. The query letter is so much of a sales piece that you should be able to write it without having written a single word of the manuscript.

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Source: Writer’s Digest and Jane Friedman

TUESDAY TALENT

Novelist…

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

(born 15 September 1977) is a Nigerian writer of novels, short stories, and nonfiction. In 2008 she was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant. She was described in the Times Literary Supplement as “the most prominent” of a “procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors [that] is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature”.

Her works include:  Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half of a Yellow Sun (2006),  The Thing Around Your Neck (2009) and  Americanah (2013).  She has a long list of nominations and has received other recognition for her work.

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Source: Wikipedia