#querytip: You can't sell the bacon if they can't smell the sizzle. Spend time perfecting the hook so the agent knows what the stakes (HA! meat humor) are and how your characters are going to get out of this pickle.
Okay, I may be hungry.
Most of my requested partials and fulls go onto my e-reader for later. #querytip: label files with last name/title/partial (or full) so I can find your project in the mix. "3chap.docx" gets overlooked easily because I don't know who sent it and I'll move to the next.
#querytip: 250 words isn't a lot of space so here's the quick and dirty on things to include:
Word count (check sources to make sure yours is in the ballpark for your genre)
What's at stake
Your writing bio
Go get 'em, tiger!
Rebecca Thorne @novelarnia@staceyigraham Do you prefer that, or a more formal "Hello, Ms. Graham"? 😊
Not picky, but a howdy would be nice. :)
A salutation shows you're making a conscious decision about that agent at that time. #querytip