Not sure where to start your query letter? Sometimes looking at a sample query letter that has proven to be successful in the past is a perfect place to start.
Charged language is a method of conveying a specific way of thinking, implying more beyond the written word. When introducing your story to a publisher, your words must spark a feeling they want to explore, a desire that requires your full manuscript to quench.
There are many routes to traditional publishing—cold queries and pitch sessions, Twitter events and contests. Some of these options will take you directly to publishing house editors; most funnel through the ever-elusive Literary Agent.
If there are two publishing industry terms I see mixed up the most, it’s probably synopsis vs blurb. Both are very important to the publishing process, so it’s important to know the difference to be professional in conversation, and to accomplish your publishing goals.
There is no “right” path to publishing; there is only your path. I’m still walking on my path, so I write this to new writers from the perspective of someone who was and is still standing in your exact spot.