|The Best Story Ever: QUERY LETTER
||[Nov. 28th, 2007|11:05 pm]
THE BEST STORY EVER
How to Write a Query|
Paragraph One—The Hook: A hook is a concise, one-sentence tagline for your book. It’s meant to hook your reader’s interest, and wind them in.
Paragraph Two—Mini-synopsis: This is where you get to distill your entire 300 page novel into one paragraph. Lucky you.
Paragraph Three—Writer’s bio: This should be the easiest part of your query. After all, it’s about you, the writer.
Your Closing: Congratulations! You’ve finished your query letter. As a formal closing, be sure to do two things. First, thank the agent for her time and consideration. Second, if it’s nonfiction, tell them that you’ve included an outline, table of contents, and sample chapters for their review. If it’s fiction, alert the agent that the full manuscript is available upon request.
Dear Mr. ----:
Ever wanted to read a book SO TOTALLY EXTREME that it TOTALLY makes even PIRATES like PEE THEIR PANTS?
Then OBVIOUSLY you should read THE BEST STORY EVER, because it's the EPIC TALE of an EXTREME LITTLE ROBOT that goes on an EPIC ADVENTURE and makes EXTREME FRIENDS and overcomes EXTREME OBSTACLES and learns to have an EXTREME HEART and stuff, all set on the EXTREME PLANET populated by PIRATES and NINJA and SAMURAI and EXTREME BOXERS that are all at ETERNAL WAR and HAVE been at ETERNAL WAR for 384759874 years (which is an EXTREMELY LONG TIME, I mean imagine 349458945 years of LATIN CLASS or something, I'd like STAB MYSELF WITH A CHAIR), except now the ETERNAL WAR suddenly STOPPED and the little robot has to FIND OUT WHY (and he totally does it in ONLY SIX SENTENCES, which is like 50,000 words but STILL ONLY SIX SENTENCES, it's pretty extreme).
Anyway, THE BEST STORY EVER is written by this TOTALLY EXTREME DUDE named CASE (NOT CHASE) and you should be his friend and help him get published (and get totally rich and stuff too) because he's totally cool.
Thank you for your time and consideration. The full manuscript is available upon request.
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