The Wayfarer (mnfaure) wrote,
The Wayfarer
mnfaure

On queries

 The following bit of wisdom from The Biggest Mistakes Writers Make When Querying Literary Agents by J. M. Tohline via jongibbs ' weekly "Interesting Blog Posts About Writing - w/e January 7th 2011" entry:

Says agent Amy Boggs, "The bulk of a query should consist of 1) the main character, 2) what happens to complicate their life, 3) what goals they now have in response to that complication, and 4) the main obstacle between them and their goal. That is the cake of the query; everything else is just frosting and sprinkles."







Tags: agents, query, that thing called writing
Subscribe

  • Lemming

    Despite that I have a permanent account here on LJ, I'm going to be active on DW now because most of my flist has already migrated that way. If…

  • I have no subject line

    So, things: Got my laptop back from the shop. It works. Not perfectly, but certainly functional and probably for many years. No thanks to Apple. I…

  • Settling in

    After a blessedly uneventful trip, we are back in Egypt for the final stretch. It is a weird feeling this time, knowing we are set to experience so…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 8 comments