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How to stop worrying and love the query

So many authors hate the agent-querying process with a passion. But who says sending your manuscript out into the world has to be doom-and-gloom drudgery? Here’s how to shift your mindset so querying becomes a joyful process, not a dreaded one.


Writing a novel is one thing. You set aside months, years of your life to flesh out characters, twist and bend the plot, build a world that is so believable that readers could practically live in it, and then you figure out a way to wrap it all up with a neat and tidy bow and type “The End.”

But that isn’t where it ends. Of course not. Then you have to edit. And edit. And edit. And then, because you’re a good, responsible writer, edit some more.

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