I've written a great book. T-rust me! (with a bit of a wink here) but my query sucks. And it's sucked since 2010 when I first took a crack at it. It's either
a. Too writerly, smarty-pants analyzing or justifying the book rather than hooking the reader
b.cliche, silly, overly dramatic,gimmicky because that's what all the query advice says. Dazzle them.
How do you dazzle without being simplistic when you've written a subtle…Continue