Why querying is hard (and how to make it easier)

I have read hundreds of successful queries, edited more than a thousand initial query drafts, and helped writers get pages requests.

As I write this, a writer friend just told me that thanks to my help with her query, she got an offer of representation.

I’ve published research on the mechanics and tendencies of queries, plus a mechanics guide. I run a query (etc.) critique group, and I will be teaching a paid query workshop in January.