Is Fear of
Writing Query Letters Slowing Your
After some experimentation I discovered how to figure out what magazine editors want so I could write queries that sold.
Later, when I became an editor myself, I looked at and evaluated 100s of queries, maybe even close to a thousand. I quickly learned how to sort the good ones from the not-so-good, information I'll share with you.
In other words I’ve worked on both sides – as a freelancer and as an editor. That gives me concrete insider knowledge about what you need to do and write to increase you queries chances for a sale. Which is why I created the...
This is the workshop that will show you exactly:
How to let go of the fear that's stopping you from even getting started
Why editors love queries and how to make them love yours.
Precisely what 4 elements your query must contain to be successful.
Learn how to read a magazine so you know EXACTLY what the editor wants.
In other words, after a mere four weeks you’ll finally know exactly how to write queries with confidence, and be able to repeat the process whenever you want.
4 classes in webinar format, each with its own
Class 1 - Deconstructing your fear around queries / the what and the why of queries.
Class 2 - The 4 elements of a great query
Class 3 - Queries, ideas and markets.
Class 4 - Discovering exactly what editors want.
You’ll come away with a deep understanding of the query letter, as together we look at each and every aspect of what they are and how to write them – effectively, and even easily over and over again. The query letter will never again slow your writing career.
The Finally Get 3 Queries Written and Submitted In 4 Weeks Workshop works because it’s not just about writing queries – it’s also about you - about being yourself and breaking through what’s been holding you back.
Once you’ve written and submitted 3 queries you’ll know how to do it and have the confidence to keep submitting them over and over again, any time you want.
Yes, in addition to the 4 classes and
everything that comes with it, you'll also
The Ultimate Query Writing Ebook including samples.
How To Write A Book Proposal -
Anne's ebook on writing book proposals that
If you want to write for magazines, you simply must master the query letter. If that isn’t what you want, then obviously, save your money.
But if you do want to write for magazines and you find yourself not submitting queries this is exactly the course you need to get well and truly started writing for magazines.
How will you feel once you get three queries actually submitted?
- Perhaps a bit of excitment masquerading as anxiety?
|Finally! Get 3 Queries Written & Submitted Workshop||Core
|Four-up-to-90 minute webinars.|
|Class notes from each call in .pdf form.|
|A recording (mp3) of each class for you to keep forever (also ideal if you have to miss a session).|
|Worksheets in Word so you can actually use them on your computer if you want.|
|Clickable list of resources.|
|Access to the 5 Buck Forum for the 30 days during the workshop & a special Query Workshop Thread there.|
|A personal evaluation of your 3 query drafts by Anne.|
|An extra, followup teleclass.|
|An additional 30 days (60 days total) to the 5 Buck Forum.|
|Please note - after
you complete your payment you'll be taken
to the Workshop Registration Page - be
sure to fill out the information there too
so you'll get all the information you
need, including reminders.
Thanks, and write well and often,
Query writing is a learnable skill and I want
you to learn it and be able to use it. But, as
you well know, I can't make you
do it; I can show you what to do, answer your
questions, even, with the Premium Option,
evaluate three query drafts for you. The rest
is up to you.
If, after 60 days from the last workshop
call you decide The Getting 4 Queries
Written in 4 Weeks Workshop didn't
work for you I'll refund 97 percent of your
- Attended (or listened to) all four Workshop Classes.
- Completed each of the assignments.
Spent some time in the Query Workshop thread on the forum.
If, after 60 days from the
last workshop call you have done these things and do
not have at least some comfort around the query
writing process I'll happily refund 97 percent
of your investment.
Obviously you want to make good financial decisions. I totally support that and applaud you for being conscious of your spending. Here are some things to consider:
Coaching with me costs $150 an hour with a two hour minimum. With this webinar you get at least four hours of classes with me, five if you are accepted into the Premium Option, making this truly a less expensive investment.
Only you can tell what not writing queries might be costing you, and if you spend even a little time thinking about writing them but not doing it, consider that too. Then think of that expense over a year or more of a freelance writing career.
You might also want to consider how much you might earn once you start submitting queries on a regular basis.
You will receive:
- A link to a downloadable .mp3 file shortly after each class.
- An email with your assignment following each class.
- Class notes from each class as .pdf files, worksheets in Word so you can fill them out and a clickable resource list.
- A 30 day membership (60 days with the Premium Option) in the 5 Buck Forum where you can participate in threads specific to the Query Writing Workshop in addition to access to the forum as a whole.
- A copy of the Ultimate Query Writing Ebook
- A copy of the ebook, How To Write A Book Proposal That Sells
- If you're accepted in the Premium Option (limited to six) you'll receive written evaluations of up to three query drafts.
Obviously participation is the key to your success with this workshop.How does this webinar work?
One of the advantages of this type of webinar is that every class is recorded. That means you can listen to any class you miss and participate fully. You'll get the assignments and be able to post in the forum where you can get any of your questions answered.
When you pay for the Workshop you'll be directed to a registration page at AnyMeeting which provides the platform for the classes. Once you're registered there you'll get instructions on what to do to actually attend. Essentially the class is conducted via a special conference call line with screen sharing. You'll be able to hear me and others on the phone while you watch the presentation on your screen.What kind of assignments will there be?
AnyMeeting will confirm your registration, send you reminders before each class, record the class and generally provide all the technology we need so it all works smoothly.
Back to FAQs
The biggest assignments, obviously, will be the drafting, editing and submitting of your three query letters. That's the whole point. There will also be assignments like picking an idea and a publication. Ideally you'll be willing to post your assignments in the forumWhat kind of support will you give me?
Back to FAQs
You will have the ability to ask any question you like in the forum and get an answer there. Often there will also be time for questions toward the end of each class.
My hope is you will also post your assignments, including your draft query letters in the forum. When you do, you'll learn from your own work and the work of others.
Back to FAQs
I will be sending you a link to a downloadable .mp3 audio shortly after each class. You are welcome to put them on CD.
Nothing extra is required. Some people like to have a notebook just for the Workshop for their own notes and to file the class notes, etc. But it's not required at all - totally up to you.
It depends on your long distance service. If you're in the United States and have unlimited long distance your calls will be free.
If you don't have free long distance or live outside the United States, free services like Skype can work. If you use one of these services be aware you may have to dial in more than once and I may ask you to mute your line (*6) if it's causing static.
If your question isn't here please email it to me at email@example.com with Query Workshop in the subject line.