How To Write A Query Letter That Lands An Agent

One of the instructors at the Florida Writer’s conference was Molli Nickell, She’s a scream. VERY funny lady, and very talented.

Molli Nickell
Molli Nickell

Molli worked for 30 years as a Time Life Editor and publisher.

She was the one making the decision about which writers received the “thanks but no thanks” rejection letter!

Hmm... maybe she could help me in my writer quest.
Hmm… maybe she could help me in my writer quest.

She’s doing a free webinar on QUERY LETTERS and I’ll be watching/attending (do you attend a webinar?) and SO SHOULD YOU.

And, no, I don’t get a cut of the tally or anything. I LIKE her. She can teach you important stuff, and she’s NICE.

I was skeptical about Molli when I went to the conference, but she’s all right. She’s a sweet, funny lady with a lot of knowledge and she’s extremely helpful and willing to “hold your hand” as a new author. This thing is free; I’m sure she’ll charge for other ones down the road, but I signed up and I want you to, too.

Here’s the link

Here’s more about Molli and the event. I don’t think you have to be a FWA memer to do it, per the video in her link at the bottom.

MOLLI NICKELL is a former publisher, Time-Life editor, UCLA writing instructor, speaker, and 6x published NF author. She guides clients through the publishing maze as they learn to craft effective marketing documents which include a compelling email subject line, quick-read query letter, and professional book proposal. Her book, “WRITE RIGHT: Don’t shoot yourself in the foot” teaches non-fiction and fiction writers how to mature their work from “rookie” to “pro” to “published” before they launch their agent quest.


• Saturday, August 15, 2015
• Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT


• You will need a computer with internet access and speakers for audio
• Login information for the event will be sent to all registered participants two weeks before the webinar.


• FREE for FWA members because this is our pilot webinar. In return, we will ask for your feedback to help us improve future events.
• This event is capped at 100 attendees


Complete and submit the form to sign up for Write a Query that Lands an Agent!
Here’s the link where Molli talks about not needing to be a FWA member

I met this lady. I don’t do plugs for just anything. I signed up. You should, too.

See ya there.

Published by Dan Alatorre AUTHOR

International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

11 thoughts on “How To Write A Query Letter That Lands An Agent

  1. Dan, registration requires an FWA membership number. I’d love it if you would blog on her advice based on the workshop you attended, since I am currently working on a query letter for the novel I’m ready to sub.


  2. Glenda, I know it says that, but if you watch the video (on her page), she says you don’t have to be a FWA member. I just joined FWA and I don’t have a member number yet, and it took my registration.

    Try it. Watch the video I have the link at the very bottom of the post.

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