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Expert Advice on How to Write a Query Letter: Literary Agent Kate McKean Explains How in Her Aug. 1, 2013 Webinar, and Critiques Attendees’ Queries

It’s no secret that a writer’s query letter is extremely important in their quest to get a literary agent and get published. Agents evaluate dozens of queries a day, and make requests for more material from the few letters that impress them. They’re crucial, and that’s why people never get enough articles or advice or samples concerning them. If you’re having trouble with your query letter, why not let a literary agent not only instruct you, but also critique your letter, as well? Sounds pretty sweet to me. The agent in question is the awesome Kate McKean, and the webinar is “The Anatomy of a Query Letter” at 1 p.m., EST, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. Don’t forget that at least 3 agents have signed clients after critiquing their work as part of a WD webinar!

 

        

 

THE CRITIQUE

All attendees can turn in their query letter for an agent critique from Kate. This is a big perk! Naturally, if she likes your query, she reserves the right to request more material. Note that at least 3 literary agents have signed clients after seeing their work through a WD webinar.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

All Kate’s webinar description and info is on the official webinar page. That said, know immediately that Kate will teach you the following in this intensive:

  • Why a query must always strive to be informative.
  • Silly gimmicks to avoid, such as writing the voice of your character.
  • Common mistakes that make an agent send a rejection.
  • Why it’s more important to keep it simple rather than strive to pack in too much.
  • How much to say about yourself as well as your plot.
  • How and when your previous publications matter.
  • And much, much more.

THE INSTRUCTOR

Kate McKean is a literary agent at Howard Morhaim Literary. She has taught several very popular webinars for WD before, and represents clients who write fiction and nonfiction.

MORE INFO

All the webinar info, including much more about Kate (her bio) as well as what attendees can learn is on the official webinar page.

Learn more and sign up for the webinar!

 

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