Synopsizing Part 1: Yes, We Are Going There

SYNOPSIS. Calm down, honey. I know. Nothing strikes terror into a writer's heart like the word: SYNOPSIS. Okay, that was kind of cruel. But it was fun to watch you jump like that. If you're submitting anything longer than a picture book, you'll end up needing a synopsis. "But Lisha, not every agent/editor... Continue Reading →

Query Letter vs. Cover Letter, Wouldn’t you Love to Know the Difference?

Quick answer: The query letter is a tool to gain permission to send your manuscript. The cover letter accompanies the requested manuscript. Better answer: The query letter is a sales pitch. The cover letter reconnects the agent/editor with the reason they requested the manuscript. Every agent has his little quirks about how he prefers his... Continue Reading →

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