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TMI: A List Of Things Not To Say In Your Query Letter

We writers can be closed off and private or very prone to over-sharing. And as with conversations over dinner, so go query letters and cover letters. When you submit your writing, you want to be sure you’re not sharing TMI (too much information). Here are a few things you should consider leaving out of your letters.

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Query And Cover Letters 101: The Fundamentals - Writer's Relief for Huffington Post Books

We know that many of you are writers with lots of experience. You already know all the ins and outs of how to write and how to make submissions. This article isn’t for you. You can take this time to go grab a cup of coffee and reread your favorite book.

Are they gone? Good. This article is for new, fledgling writers—the ones fresh out of the egg. Writers who have their very first story, essay, poems, or book ready for submission to literary agents or editors. The writers who may have questions they can’t ask anyone else: Do I use a query letter or a cover letter? What’s the difference? And how do you write one, anyway?

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Cover And Query Letters: Striking The Right Tone In Your Writing
Striking the right tone in a cover or query letter is critical. Learning how to write a cover or query letter is like learning how to dress for an interview; while appearances aren’t everything, first impressions can be crucial.

Cover And Query Letters: Striking The Right Tone In Your Writing

Striking the right tone in a cover or query letter is critical. Learning how to write a cover or query letter is like learning how to dress for an interview; while appearances aren’t everything, first impressions can be crucial.

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Query Letters: When (Not) To Talk About Multiple Books, Including Sequels, A Series, And Other Projects - Writer’s Relief Blog
Often, we at Writer’s Relief read query letters from writers who will mention more than one book. They mention prequels and sequels, previously published books, unpublished books, self-published books, and more. But is it a good idea to mention other book projects in your query letter? 
Though every writer’s situation is unique, here are some things you’ll want to take into account before you mention other projects when you are pitching via query letter.

Query Letters: When (Not) To Talk About Multiple Books, Including Sequels, A Series, And Other Projects - Writer’s Relief Blog

Often, we at Writer’s Relief read query letters from writers who will mention more than one book. They mention prequels and sequels, previously published books, unpublished books, self-published books, and more. But is it a good idea to mention other book projects in your query letter?

Though every writer’s situation is unique, here are some things you’ll want to take into account before you mention other projects when you are pitching via query letter.

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Getting Personal In Your Author Bio: How To Know When It'€™s TMI - Writer's Relief, Inc.

Sometimes it can be hard to know how much information is too much when you’re writing your author bio for your cover or query letter. Sharing a little bit of personal information in your author bio creates a better picture of who you are as a person and a writer. But how much is too much? When is it appropriate to include some personal information, and when does it just make a writer look silly?

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Huffington Post Books/Writer's Relief's Writer Wednesday - 3 Questions Your Professional Writing Bio Must Answer

You’re writing your cover or query letter, and it’s time to add your bio. But what information do you include and what should you leave out? Whether you’re a professional writer or just starting out, deciding how to describe yourself and your publication credits (or lack thereof) can be a challenge. By answering these three important questions, you can be sure to write a bio that literary agents and editors will find professional and interesting.

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Capitalization And Degrees: When To Capitalize The Name Of Your College Or Graduate Degree - Writer's Relief, Inc.

Even the best writers sometimes aren’t sure when to capitalize the name of the degree they received from a college or university, whether they have a master’s, bachelor’s, or doctorate. So the Writer’s Relief proofreaders have simplified the capitalization rules for you.

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Query Letters: How To Think Like A Literary Agent - Writer's Relief, Inc.

If your query letter isn’t getting the results you want, maybe it’s time to start thinking like a literary agent. Although we at Writer’s Relief are not literary agents, some staffers have had agency experience. Plus, we’ve been submitting our clients’ work to literary agents since 1994, so we know what works.

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