Edit with me! A querying success story that broke all the rules 🏆
Where I break down an unconventional querying strategy that paid off big
Over the holidays, I got my favorite kind of email from a wonderful, very talented client of mine: they had just secured representation from one of their dream agents! As we chatted about their querying process, I was intrigued to learn that they threw out some of the common querying advice out the window and experimented in how they approached agents. And in this case, it paid off. 🥳
Today, I’m going to break down four things they did that break the traditional querying “rules” and why each technique worked. That’s not to say that these unconventional tactics will work for everyone, but I hope they serve as a reminder querying isn’t as cut-and-dried a process as we often think it is.
So, what’s the first querying rule this author broke? I’ll admit, it’s something I’ve never recommended doing…