Writing a query letter that avoids pitfalls and gets results
What you'll learn
- Create a query letter that often gets results, being a request for a partial or a full request for thier manuscript
- Becoming published is the dream of all writers. Grabbing the attention of an agent is step one.
- Be able to identify and manage risk
- obtain confidence in winning a request form an agent
- It is best if you have a completed mmanuscript, but not completely required since sometimes a publishing house will buy on speculations, especially if you have a large following, or writing a non-fiction book. The student will need access to a computer and have an e-mail account to commuicate with agents and editors.
This course is all about making your hard work of producing a book pay off by getting the attention of an agent or editor. It involves using the right keywords that an agent is looking for, and avoiding those that will definitely turn them off. It is all about making a connection with the agent or editor so that a great working relationship is established.
Learning to write is a skill that takes years. Writing a novel or a non-fictional project can take years in producing it and editing it to where a publisher will want to take it on. With all of this energy, time and money invested in producing a creative piece of work completed, it now comes time to become a business person and market your work.
Writing a query letter is never easy. Let's face it, it means taking a complete novel and boiling it down to one page. And on this page, you have to connect with the agent or editor, sell yourself, pitch the story-line, and ask them to give you a chance. Each paragraph has a specific purpose. This short course will lead you through the main pitfalls, and offer you what must be covered in a few words. After all of the work put into writing the book, the query letter has to be perfect, and you should do everything you can to make it so.
This course is broken down to piece by piece lectures where I go over the key elements of the four major paragraphs that all query letters should have. These key elements have to be precise, yet strong enough to grab the interest of the agent or editor.
Trying to write a query letter is hard and getting rejection letters even harder. To avoid this painful situation, take the time to learn how to write a query letter properly, and take your hard work, your baby, to the next level and become a published author.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for anyone wanting to entice an agent or editor into asking for more information, be it a partial or a full, regarding their work. If you write fiction, you should have a completed work. if you write non-fiction, then it is not necessary, but you do have other requiremnts like a platform or research you can present to the agent or editor.
With over 20 international best-selling novels, Johnny Ray is well known as the master of the international romantic thriller and has won many international writing awards along the way. He is also a much sought-after keynote speaker and coach on charisma and social branding.
Johnny has been a digital nomad traveling globally 100% of the time while conducting business internationally for most of his life. He also owns the Sir John Fine Art Photography Gallery where he presents his photography that was captured around the world. His travels as a digital nomad are well-documented on several blogs and his YouTube channel.
Be sure to reach out to Johnny anytime you have a question as he loves to make friends and share his knowledge on traveling and photography.