Thursday, March 20, 2008
This exercise provides query-writing practice, and usually turns out amusing.
You'll need a random number between 1 and 504. You can get one here.
Use the search feature or the archives to find the Face-Lift that goes with your number. Now choose one of the fake plots and write a query letter. In the past I've had you choose your plot with a random number. If you're indecisive, you may do so again, but you are free to use any plot except the real one.
You have the option of doing just a synopsis of the book, or a complete query with credits and other incidentals. Either way, limit yourself to 250 words.
Use the same title the original query uses. Submit the Face-Lift number, the fake plot you used, and your query. Deadline: Sunday morning, 8 AM eastern. Include a name if you want credit. After we read your query, we'll let you know if we think you should write the book.