Just Write Cat

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PNWA Conference – Query Session August 6, 2009

Filed under: Writing — justwritecat @ 1:03 am

Well, I never had a moment to post any blogs on the PNWA conference.  I was too busy attending workshops, meeting fellow new writers and finding the courage to speak with agents.  The conference was fantastic – all I hoped it would be and so much more.  I am going to post a few blogs on various aspects of the conference.  This one is one the query letter or pitch. 

One of the sessions allowed writers to submit a query, to be read and commented upon by agents.  I attended this session, not sure if I really wanted by query read or not!  Well…it was…and turns out, all the hard work really helped.  All four agents said they liked the query.  It was cool/funny/great/worth reading.  BIG SIGH OF RELIEF.  I was on cloud nine, no maybe that was cloud twenty I was feeling so high.  Here’s the lesson – take the time to read books on how to craft a query, then follow the advice.  Work at it until  you have one page or less – no more.  Get others to read it.  I had a typo in mine – that ten people, including myself, failed to catch.  So, get at least eleven people to read your query before you send it off.  It’s worth the effort!

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One Response to “PNWA Conference – Query Session”

  1. Will have to remember to post this event on our company’s blogsite next year. Looked like a great event!


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