And of course, all of this is accomplished in 300 well-crafted words or less.
Tracey and Josh Adams of Adams Literary taught our class on creating quintessential queries. Their agency receives over 10,000 queries a year. Agent Quinlan Lee reads them super fast and red flags the ones their agency might have interest in. Your objective, as a writer is to get that red flag!
|The Quintessential Couple|
Tracey and Josh Adams
- Find your “hook.”
- Keep it short. Get to the heart of your book quickly.
- Make it relevant. Only give important information that the agent will care about.
- Reflect your personality. Be yourself. Put yourself out there (but not in embarrassing way!)
- Send your best work, but keep in mind that it is "ready to submit" rather than "done."
If you missed the other blogs in this series, here they are:
Free Expressions Takeaway Part I- Voice and Deep Point of View
Free Expressions Takeaway Part II- Deep Scene
Free Expressions Takeaway Part III- World Building