Agent Query: How To Shift From “Telling” To “Selling”

We writers may be creative but we also need to be business savvy.

Dan Alatorre - AUTHOR

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My friend Molli Nickell, a veteran of the publishing world with over 30 years experience in the big leagues, drops by to impart a few nuggets for those of you pursuing the traditional publishing route, but there is wisdom in her words for indies, too.

Writers: your query AND your blurb need to SELL your product.

That’s a whole different skill set than writing a story.

Here’s Molli.

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Dear Writer,

What prevents writers from becoming published authors? The culprit is the query letter. Arrgh! I understand the challenge, which is why I sent you a link to my Query Letter template on February 7. Use it to help you figure out what you need to put where in your query and why.

writers, including you, don’t give yourself enough credit for what you’ve accomplished (or are accomplishing)

It seems to me that writers, including you…

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