Sunday, 14 November 2010

Query Shark query template

The Query Shark (Janet Reid) in her latest post has once more included a very simple breakdown of what she expects a good query letter to consist of:

  • What does the protagonist want?
  • What's keeping him from getting it?
  • What choice/decision does he face?
  • What terrible thing will happen if he chooses A; what terrible thing will happen if he doesn't.
The point she keeps making is that the writer has to make the reader care about the protagonist, want to know what happens to them and how they resolve the problem.

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