Jim Heskett
Jim Heskett asked Chuck Wendig:

Who came up with the terrible idea of querying? Distilling a 300 page book into a one page audition seems ludicrous and cruel. Any tips?

Chuck Wendig The act of querying is shoving a 100-lb. pig into a 5-lb bucket.

There's no great trick to it. Practice writing them and get others to read them.

If you want maximum value: read the book descriptions of countless book jackets, figure out why they work, and emulate the style.
Chuck Wendig

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