Are You Ready to Pitch? The Answer is in Your Query. Episode 348 with Julie Artz
Your query (or your jacket copy) can tell you if your story is ready to pitch to agents (or offer readers)--if you're willing to listen.
Your query letter—or your jacket copy—KNOWS. It knows if you’ve got a whole story in there, if there’s an arc of change, if there are stakes, if there’s a why now and a why this and a why her/him.
You just have to be willing to listen. Julie Artz, query coach extraordinaire, and KJ talk about mistakes writers make in our queries—and more importantly, the problems queries can reveal about our stories.
Links from the Pod
Podcast: Queries Qualms and Quirks
Summer Blueprint Step 4: Your Jacket Copy is Your Promise to the Reader
Julie: The Book of Delights, Ross Gay
Demon Copperhead, Barbara Kingsolver
KJ: Inciting Joy, Ross Gay
(also mentioned— Maintenance Phase Podcast)
Julie Artz @julieartz on twitter and Instagram
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