YOU'RE READY. You believe this is the book. Your synopsis is just right. Your query letter could hook a person who doesn't even read. You've generated a list of agents who represent your genre, a balance of high-profile presidents of the agency to senior agents to associate agents. You send out a batch of queries. … Continue reading What if It Happens to You? | A Portrait of a Querying Writer
A couple weeks ago, I put out a tweet offering to do a round of free query letter critiques, with the option to tip if you're happy with the feedback and you have the means to do so. I still have a small queue of queries in my inbox, but from now on I'll be … Continue reading Want a Free Query Letter Critique? Read This.
I’M UP late on the eve of #PitMad, the biggest pitch event on Twitter, a quarterly affair that always ends in writers landing agents who go on to land those writers book deals. Untold thousands of aspiring authors participate, vying for the “likes” of perhaps a couple hundred agents. As writers, the odds are automatically … Continue reading On #PitMad and Querying
TODAY I'VE been thinking about the night I decided on a whim to start my Twitter account. I didn't know why I was doing it at first, but I quickly became connected to this community of authors, and suddenly I had access to one big ongoing conversation about books and writing. This was brand new … Continue reading I’m Living the Dream Over Here
I'VE COME to a decision. I'm not going to suspend free query critiques. Instead, I'm going to limit how many I accept. Here's how: I'll critique a couple queries a day, maybe more on days when I have down time, and when they start to pile up, I'll just stop accepting them until I've cleared … Continue reading Update Regarding Free Query Critiques
I am thrilled to announce this partnership. Tory is such an amazing person and has such a wonderful soul. I am very happy to work with her on all of your projects. With eager eyes, we will go through your words and help them sing. A lot of you know I authored Blood Drops, but … Continue reading Who Is This WB, and Why Do I Want Her To Read My Book?
Welcome to the Mega Giveaway/Book Buy Extravaganza with over $150 in prizes! I am excited to announce that Tory Hunter Manuscript Critique Service is now WB Welch--Tory Hunter Manuscript Critique Service! That's right, I have officially partnered with WB Welch, author of Blood Drops, to provide a more comprehensive package for your manuscript critiques. I … Continue reading Mega Giveaway/Book Buy Extravaganza Happening Now!
I WANT to read your query and/or your opening chapters. There are many of you out there who can't afford an editor or a query consultant but would love the opportunity, so I'm volunteering to take on as much of a workload as I can manage. At the same time, I would love to make … Continue reading I Want to Read Your Query
A QUERY and a love letter are no different. You're trying to pour your heart out to someone who does not yet understand you. You're trying to form a connection. You're trying to become your beloved's chosen suitor—but it's tough, for she has other callers. This one is a doctor. This one knows how to … Continue reading A Love Query to Agents