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

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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

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geelovestowrite presents the notable…

Richard Nathaniel Wright

 

(September 4, 1908 – November 28, 1960) was an American author of sometimes controversial novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction. Much of his literature concerns racial themes, especially related to the plight of African Americans during the late 19th to mid-20th centuries, who suffered discrimination and violence in the South and the North. Literary critics believe his work helped change race relations in the United States in the mid-20th century.

 

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Source: Wikipedia

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geelovestowrite honors one of the greats…

toni-morrison

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford;[1] February 18, 1931) is an American novelist, editor, and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed characters. Among her best known novels are The Bluest Eye (1970), Sula (1973), Song of Solomon (1977), and Beloved (1987).

Morrison won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award in 1988 for Beloved.

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Source: Wikipedia

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geelovestowrite would like to honor Edith Newbold Jones Wharton…edith-wharton

 

Wharton was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1921 for her novel The Age of Innocence.

the-age-of-innocenceWharton had other works as well.  The Greater Inclination (1899), Crucial Instances (1901), Descent of Man (1904) and her novella named, Ethan Frome (1911)-her best known, most successful piece of work.  In 1915 she was also awarded the Cross of the Legion of Honor by the French government for her services during World War I.

 

 

 

 

 

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