Author: J.K. Allen

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The Querying Process

You’ve written your novel and now it’s time to query. The query is very important and something you’ll need to spend time on to perfect. We’ve talked about how to write our query and dos and don’ts, so let’s talk about the process of querying. Do your research and personalize each query. Don’t send one…
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August 22, 2017 0

Breaking Down the Synopsis

Congratulations, you’ve finished your novel. That’s quite a feat in itself. Now you’ve revised and edited it and are ready to query. But that means you need to have a synopsis ready to go, and these can be harder to write than your novel was. This is where you boil down your story plot to…
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August 3, 2017 0

How to Research Agents before Querying

So you’ve written a book. Now what? If the answer is you would like to get traditionally published, the next step is querying. But who do you query? Small publishers and presses accept unsolicited submissions, meaning you can send them a query on your own without an agent, but bigger ones often only work with…
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August 1, 2017 0