Make Your Writing Submission Exceptional

Query letter, cover letter, book proposal, synopsis, outline, marketing plan, etc. What do all these things have in common? They’re all writing submission materials that may help or hinder your chances of getting published–frequently without an agent or editor even … More »

Three Things for Rejected Writers

Listen to the Writer’s Market Podcast series. Each free episode includes a “Three Things” segment focused on helping writers find success with their writing. This one looks at three things for rejected writers. (Click here to check out the podcast … More »

3 Things for Writing Effective Query Letters

Listen to the Writer’s Market Podcast series. Each free episode includes a “Three Things” segment focused on helping writers find success with their writing. This one looks at three things for writing effective query letters. (Click here to check out … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 30

For today’s task, assemble your book proposal. This will require getting everything together from earlier. Here’s the order of most proposals: Cover (or query) letter. This better include the proposed title, unique selling point(s), and very brief bio. Book overview. … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 29

For today’s task, define the unique selling point of your book. If you want to impress publishing folk, let them know that you know what your USP (unique selling point) is. How do you define your unique selling point? This … More »