Break the Rules
Mr. Walker gave the example of another successful writer he knows. The author wasn't having any luck with his query letters, so he decided to break the rules. He sent out a legal-sized envelope with a press kit about himself and his concept for a series of mysteries. He included a bio, photo, and tag lines for possible novels in the series. Out of 25 agents, 14 responded favorably -- and he ended up with a six-figure deal!
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