Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 4d

Sassy Cat Chat @LisaLDriscoll

@BookEndsJessica Best advice for writing a Query Letter. I'm killing myself over this process!!! #askagent

Replying to @LisaLDriscoll

Another good exercise is to write queries/book blurbs for some of your favorite books. (Don't cheat and read the cover copy). It might help you get into the practice of what a blurb is. #askagent #querytip

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 4d

Sassy Cat Chat @LisaLDriscoll

@BookEndsJessica Best advice for writing a Query Letter. I'm killing myself over this process!!! #askagent

Replying to @LisaLDriscoll

If the query blurb isn't working, you might need to look at the book. Sometimes the problem isn't getting the query to work, but in the book itself. #askagent #querytip

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · Jun 7

Good morning and good luck #PitMad writers. I will not likely be making many trips in today, but don't forget that querying is still one of the best ways to find an agent #querytip

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · May 31

Submitting a New Manuscript to an Agent Who Has Previously Rejected You #querytip bookendsliterary.com/2018/05/31/sub…

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · May 11

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica

I also want anything to do with women. Self-empowerment, women bartenders, journals for women. You get it. #MSWL

The thing with nonfiction though is you need a platform. You need to be able to sell the book. Of course a great idea, like Tequila Mockingbird, can also give you a platform. #querytip

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · Apr 26

JC Snipes @jcsnipes4real

@BookEndsJessica Thanks! I am working on two very different MS. If each seemed to have a good match for two specific agents, but they work at the same agency, how should I proceed?

Replying to @jcsnipes4real

Focus on one at a time. The one you are finished with and ready to query first should go to editors right for that book. Let things play out naturally instead of trying to plan for every variable. #amquerying #querytip

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · Apr 16

Helen Reynolds @ReynoldsHelenL

@BookEndsJessica Hi Jessica, in a query letter what is the biggest mistake you see authors make? #askagent

Replying to @ReynoldsHelenL

The biggest mistake authors make in queries is not writing a strong blurb or pitch. The second biggest mistake is not writing a full query letter, but just tossing a two-line blurb our way. #querytip #askagent

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · Apr 12

Keira Soleore 🐘 @KeiraSoleore

@BookEndsJessica I have a question: How does this work for those writers who "fly into the mist", according to JoBev? They may have a snippet of an idea but no detailed outline. That's not their process.

Replying to @KeiraSoleore

It might not, but as the story takes shape you could write the query. Or, if you need to wait until the book is finished to write the query then seriously consider the query as part of the revision process instead of the final step. #querytip