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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.