How To Write Attention-Grabbing Query & Cover Letters

How To Write Attention-Grabbing Query & Cover Letters

  • Publish Date: 2000-08-15
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: John Wood
Brand: Writer's Digest Books
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John Wood sees it with numbing regularity: the query letter that comes close to making a sale - until the writer makes some fatal, but avoidable mistake.

So the Modern Maturity senior editor wrote this letter-writer's guidebook. Read it, learn from it, use its secrets to write queries that get accepted.


  • why boldness beats blandness every time
  • how to rocket your query right past the slush pile
  • how to make a big impression with a little cover letter
  • the 10 basics you must have in your article query
  • the 10 query blunders that can ruin your chances
  • how to dramatize your novel with a query/synopsis package
  • what a book proposal is, why you need it, and how to write it
As you publish more, your professional correspondence will increase. Whether the correspondence is a complaint to your editor, a celebrity interview request or anything else connected with your career, you'll make it ring with style and professionalism with this book.

Wood includes chapter-ending Question & Answer sections that clarify issues concerning the type of letter at hand. He's also packed the book with illustrative samples. You'll see many that are pure dynamite - and one real bomb.

Read this book and immediately begin to write energetic, masterly, persuasive letters. Keep editors hanging on your words. Make them eager to buy your work.

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