How do you write a decent query letter? I have been sitting at my desk for hours and every version I attempt sounds dreadful. The ‘hook’ is the most challenging thing to get right, proving almost as hard to write as the novel itself. I’ve seen some real gems that manage to sum up the essence in just a few lines. Mine is the literary equivalent of Quasimodo: well-intended and hopeful, but it won’t win any beauty contests.
By the way, did you know that Quasimodo in Latin means ‘as if, in a way, half-formed‘. When you think about it is SO fitting.