5 Reasons Your Query Gets Rejected

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In the summer of 2014, it began.

When I first started drafting my query letter, I set myself on the most epic of all quests: discovering what it would take to get an agent drooling to read my book. Every spare minute I had was spent hunched over the computer, reading blog after blog.

At first, all I could find was basic information about writing a three part book summary for your query letter: Character, Conflict, and Stakes.

Is this all it really takes to impress an agent? Write a three-part summary and you’re in?

In a word: No. Continue reading

New Host, New Site

I finally got fed up with my former web host and moved my site over to something much more manageable. Actually, I’ve been fed up for a long time but I kept putting it off. Now, my annual subscription was coming up and no way was I going to dump another year’s worth of time and money into my old host. Nothing like the threat of a credit card charge to get me motivated.

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So far, I’ve moved everything over except some of my blog posts. Those will be migrating over soon. That was the biggest issue I had with my former host: it was terrible for blogging, and it’s something I’ve been wanting to do more often for a while now. A few years ago I wrote a few posts about query letters and other writing advice, and they drove traffic to my site in tsunami waves. However, the blogging capabilities were so poor that few people could find their way to other posts or to the rest of my site after landing there from google or a twitter link. Continue reading