Frustration-Day 5

If writing a novel isn’t hard enough, try consolidating all the pages into one page. It’s called a query. It’s how a writer convinces an agent to represent the work. In two-hundred words or less, explain the essence of a story in a way that makes a publishing professional want to read more. Nevermind that the average literary agent receives a gadzillion email queries a month. Nevermind that a writer has one chance to get it right with that agent. Nevermind that the delete key is located perilously close to the agent’s pinky finger.

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About Elisabeth Crisp / @crisplyspoken

I write funny stories about serious subjects.

Posted on August 5, 2012, in Just One Thing, Writers Write and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Wishing you luck… and a hex on that delete key!


  2. Good luck! Know how you feel chick. You spend all that time on a gazillion pages and the impossible task of condensing into one page is just . . well . . .impossible. x


  3. Best of luck. I have no doubt you’ll nail it!


  4. Uh! The agony. How on EARTH am I supposed to put all of this story into one teeny tiny little logline?
    I love how organized your work space is. Organization helps me think and process much better. I can’t wait to get to the querying stage again.


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