The Query Letter, Part 3: How to Write a Query Letter for a Novel

In this series, we have covered the “small things” for which an author would need to write a Query Letter. These are the query letters for the short story and the nonfiction article, which can and often does cover a multitude of subjects. With a little adaptation, the formats for these particular query letters can … Continue reading The Query Letter, Part 3: How to Write a Query Letter for a Novel

Reposted: How to Start, Build, and Grow Your Email List

Take a look at this helpful article, readers! How to Start, Build, and Grow Your Email List One of the most essential steps you’ll ever take when preparing for your book launch and starting your career as a serious author is your email subscription list. Having a good, strong, dependable email list of actively engaged … Continue reading Reposted: How to Start, Build, and Grow Your Email List

The Writer’s Platform: What It Is, How to Build It, and How It Helps an Author Sell Books

Last week, I promised to discuss platform; what it is, why it is important, and how to build it. But first and foremost, we must define our terms. In this case, just what is a writer’s platform? The closest definition Merriam-Webster Dictionary* has that would accurately describe it is, “2: a declaration of principles on … Continue reading The Writer’s Platform: What It Is, How to Build It, and How It Helps an Author Sell Books