Querying

The False Choice-authortoolbox

The False Choice-authortoolbox

Query letter hooks often end with a choice, some decision the main character must make, but when the relationship between the two isn’t clear, the reader is presented with a false choice

Matching voice in query and sample pages

Matching voice in query and sample pages

How to match the voice in your query hook to your opening pages.

Query Swap

Query Swap

Mark your Calendars. #QuerySwap is coming June 1, 2017

Pitching Mistakes to Fix Right Now

Pitching Mistakes to Fix Right Now

Making your pitch stand out in a sea of submissions takes more than plugging words into a formula. You must find your manuscript’s “it” factor and make that your point of sale.

50 Vague Phrases that have No Business in your Query

50 Vague Phrases that have No Business in your Query

Vague pitches rob your query of its power. Don’t waste your precious 140 characters with these dead weight phrases.

Pitch Contests: why you should get picky

Pitch Contests: why you should get picky

Is Twitter really the best place to pitch your book? Before you enter a contest make sure you actually want to win.

Writing Logical Pitches

Writing Logical Pitches

Whether on Twitter, pitch contests, or in a query, effective pitches must tell a logical story