Lauren Spieller

@laurenspieller

Twitter Valkyrie | Associate Lit Agent @TriadaUS | Author of YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT + SHE'S THE WORST. I love dogs like it's my job.

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Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · 17 May 2017

#Querytip: don’t feel pressure to comp your book to something an agent already likes. Find the *right* comp--that tells us much more!

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · 24 Apr 2017

#QueryTip: keep track of your queries. We notice when you send things more than once.

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · 21 Mar 2017

It's important to use buzzwords correctly in your query. Character-driven is a big one I see misused frequently. #querytip

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · 6 Jan 2017

Writers: pick a font & stick to it. Only use italics/bold if stylistically correct. And for the love of god, NO COMIC SANS #querytip

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · 4 Jan 2017

Personalize your query with the agent’s name and why you’re querying them specifically (a wishlist item? A client?). #querytip #TriadaTip

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · 23 Oct 2016

Include your personalization at the top of your query so the agent sees it right away. #querytip

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · 19 Oct 2016

Your query doesn't have to be perfect, but if you have run-on sentences/poor grammar, it's not a good sign... #querytip #triadatip

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · 17 Oct 2016

Signing w/ an agent is like entering into any relationship: make sure you're on the same page about your needs & expectations. #querytip

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · 30 Sep 2016

Need help with your query? Join me for this exclusive webinar and watch me give feedback LIVE. writersdigestshop.com/crafting-the-p… #Querytip #askagent

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · 22 Sep 2016

Let me take you behind the scenes of a literary agent's desk, and help you craft the perfect query! writersdigestshop.com/crafting-the-p… #querytip