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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 They mention prequels and sequels, previously published books, unpublished books, self-published books, and more.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 They mention prequels and sequels, previously published books, unpublished books, self-published books, and more.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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Huffington Post/Writer's Relief's Writer Wednesday: "Anatomy Of A Query Letter: A Step-By-Step Guide"

When submitting book queries, your letter has precious little time to grab the attention of the literary agent reading it. If you don’t get to the meat of the book right away, your query might end up in the recycling bin. The following guidelines will help you compose a letter that will keep agents’ attention long enough to give your manuscript a fighting chance.

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