#atozchallenge: Query Letters

20 Apr

Q 2016


Writing query letters is the one of the things that outside of writing the book is probably the hardest to do. The other would be the synopsis of the story. Query letters are only one page and you have to leave this out or add that and tell them what the story is about in a paragraph or two. I feel like if you go past one paragraph you may repeat yourself without realizing it. If I had to I could describe a story’s hook in one paragraph. Here are a few links to articles I’ve found helpful as well links to a couple of books.

The first one is an article written by Jane Friedman

The next one is an article written by Rachelle Gardner

The last one is an article on QueryShark

The two books are:

How to Write Irresistible Query Letters

The Writer’s Digest Guide to Query Letters

Look forward to your comments 🙂


Posted by on 04/20/2016 in blog hops



6 responses to “#atozchallenge: Query Letters

  1. Samantha Bryant (@mirymom1)

    04/20/2016 at 12:35 pm

    Thanks for the resources. Some good ones here! Sometimes I think writing queries and synopses is harder than writing books!

    @mirymom1 from
    Balancing Act

  2. Sheila M. Good, Author

    04/20/2016 at 3:59 pm

    Great minds think alike. I choose this for my topic today, too.
    Thnaks for the resources. #AtoZchallenge. @sheilamgood at Cow Pasture Chronicles

  3. Renée

    04/21/2016 at 7:18 am

    Thst is a good choice for the tricky Q. And I have to agree, writing a query is a skill in and of itself- so particular and targeted for its audience. Thanks for the resources!
    [Renée] from SpokenFingers
    Spoken Fingers ~ Life, Understood
    Quotes and Thought Provoking Words

    • Diane Riggins

      04/21/2016 at 9:35 am

      Thanks. Yes it is. You’re very welcome. 🙂


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