The Query
NAIL YOUR QUERY LETTER AND land THE LITERARY AGENT OF YOUR DREAMS

Everything you need to put together your query with awesome support!

Claire Wade
Publishing 101: The Query
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This painless little course helped trim my query into something far more digestible. Here’s to hoping it makes all the difference to my submissions. Thanks a gazillion!

It’s my editing blueprint for good, for now, forever! I could write a song about this course .. but instead I’ll sing your praises and say how you’ve taken the huge job of drafting a novel and made it simple .. well, simpler, because you have the knack of getting right to the heart of what a novel is, what it’s for, how it works as an entity, who inhabits it. About midway through the course I had a personal business crash that required my total attention to fix, and it’s a shame because I was enjoying the forum and taking part in it. BUT I was safe in the knowledge that if I could get back to reality and my life quick enough, I could continue and I have – and completed! I have a deadline to fulfil with my writing group and if I can manage it, I will return to the Forum too before the course ends in a few days. I will undoubtedly be returning for the course on Submission to an Agent but I’m nowhere near ready. Can I just say how helpful it was knowing the course materials would continue to be up on the site as I’ve desperately needed this time.

My only crit would be, and I mean it in a positive way, is that I felt the whole course could have been double the length anyway – as in 3 months, and then another 6 weeks for the materials to be up on the site. Many exercises of ’60 mins’ or ’45 mins’ took days or a whole week! By the way, more expensive courses I’ve taken (e.g. for thousands!) were NOTHING compared to this!! Bless you, and though I wish you EVERY SUCCESS with your own writing, I hope you DON’T STOP DOING THIS!!! A THOUSAND THANKS.

Eva Cheek
Publishing 101: The Query
Short and sweet!

Yet another course that makes the magic seem less intimidating and more manageable. Looking forward to the next one!

It’s my editing blueprint for good, for now, forever! I could write a song about this course .. but instead I’ll sing your praises and say how you’ve taken the huge job of drafting a novel and made it simple .. well, simpler, because you have the knack of getting right to the heart of what a novel is, what it’s for, how it works as an entity, who inhabits it. About midway through the course I had a personal business crash that required my total attention to fix, and it’s a shame because I was enjoying the forum and taking part in it. BUT I was safe in the knowledge that if I could get back to reality and my life quick enough, I could continue and I have – and completed! I have a deadline to fulfil with my writing group and if I can manage it, I will return to the Forum too before the course ends in a few days. I will undoubtedly be returning for the course on Submission to an Agent but I’m nowhere near ready. Can I just say how helpful it was knowing the course materials would continue to be up on the site as I’ve desperately needed this time.

My only crit would be, and I mean it in a positive way, is that I felt the whole course could have been double the length anyway – as in 3 months, and then another 6 weeks for the materials to be up on the site. Many exercises of ’60 mins’ or ’45 mins’ took days or a whole week! By the way, more expensive courses I’ve taken (e.g. for thousands!) were NOTHING compared to this!! Bless you, and though I wish you EVERY SUCCESS with your own writing, I hope you DON’T STOP DOING THIS!!! A THOUSAND THANKS.

Cindy Kessler
Publishing 101: The Query
Excellent, thorough course

This course is an excellent, thorough run-down of everything you might want to think about when writing and sending your query letter. Written with Writers’ HQ’s trademark snarky charm, and filled with links to even more information about what agents are looking for and what to do/not do, it’s a really enjoyable, detailed look at this topic. Thank you!

It’s my editing blueprint for good, for now, forever! I could write a song about this course .. but instead I’ll sing your praises and say how you’ve taken the huge job of drafting a novel and made it simple .. well, simpler, because you have the knack of getting right to the heart of what a novel is, what it’s for, how it works as an entity, who inhabits it. About midway through the course I had a personal business crash that required my total attention to fix, and it’s a shame because I was enjoying the forum and taking part in it. BUT I was safe in the knowledge that if I could get back to reality and my life quick enough, I could continue and I have – and completed! I have a deadline to fulfil with my writing group and if I can manage it, I will return to the Forum too before the course ends in a few days. I will undoubtedly be returning for the course on Submission to an Agent but I’m nowhere near ready. Can I just say how helpful it was knowing the course materials would continue to be up on the site as I’ve desperately needed this time.

My only crit would be, and I mean it in a positive way, is that I felt the whole course could have been double the length anyway – as in 3 months, and then another 6 weeks for the materials to be up on the site. Many exercises of ’60 mins’ or ’45 mins’ took days or a whole week! By the way, more expensive courses I’ve taken (e.g. for thousands!) were NOTHING compared to this!! Bless you, and though I wish you EVERY SUCCESS with your own writing, I hope you DON’T STOP DOING THIS!!! A THOUSAND THANKS.

Elizabeth Ottosson
Publishing 101: The Query
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Discover the dos and don’ts of query writing, fine-tune your cover letter to perfection, and summarise the living heck out of your story.
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Finish the course with an intriguing, snappy, polished query letter that you can tailor to suit each agent you send it to.
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Join our lovely little online community to support you through the entire querying process.
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Half of Writers’ HQ


Procrastinator Level: Set up WHQ and did an MA to avoid writing her novel

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Nail your query letter and get the literary agent of your dreams

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  • What is a query letter, what does it do, and what should it contain?
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Discover the dos and don’ts of query writing, fine-tune your cover letter to perfection, and summarise the living heck out of your story.

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Finish the course with an intriguing, snappy, polished query letter that you can tailor to suit each agent you send it to.

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[/vc_column_text][us_separator size=”small”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][us_image image=”27000″ align=”center” style=”circle” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22margin-top%22%3A%220px%22%2C%22margin-right%22%3A%220px%22%2C%22margin-bottom%22%3A%220px%22%2C%22margin-left%22%3A%220px%22%2C%22padding-top%22%3A%220px%22%2C%22padding-right%22%3A%220px%22%2C%22padding-bottom%22%3A%220px%22%2C%22padding-left%22%3A%220px%22%7D%7D”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Sarah Lewis Half of Writers’ HQ Procrastinator Level: Set up WHQ and had a baby to avoid writing her novel[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][us_separator size=”small”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][us_image image=”27001″ align=”center” style=”circle” css=”%7B%22default%22%3A%7B%22margin-top%22%3A%220px%22%2C%22margin-right%22%3A%220px%22%2C%22margin-bottom%22%3A%220px%22%2C%22margin-left%22%3A%220px%22%2C%22padding-top%22%3A%220px%22%2C%22padding-right%22%3A%220px%22%2C%22padding-bottom%22%3A%220px%22%2C%22padding-left%22%3A%220px%22%7D%7D”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Jo Gatford Half of Writers’ HQ Procrastinator Level: Set up WHQ and did an MA to avoid writing her novel[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][us_separator][vc_column_text]
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