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From the Writer's Desk
From the Writer’s Desk

From the Writer’s Desk


Over the years, I have finished my first novel, am a third of the way through my second, and work on multiple short stories. Up until this year, I was under the false impression that crafting those worlds and works was the most challenging part of the process. I have since revised that opinion.

The query letter has taken the level of difficulty to new heights. The entire process has been challenging with deciding the appropriate agent to pitch to, but selling the work itself has proven the most difficult.

Does anyone else share this opinion? How do you handle the process?

I have searched and read countless resources. I have attempted to garner as much advice as possible and apply it to my query letters. The magic touch has eluded me. Or is there a degree of luck that has not rained upon me?

What is the trick to transforming from writer to salesperson? What have others experienced? 

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