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    Cover Letter Mockup

    Discussion in 'Query & Cover Letter Critique' started by S Raven, Mar 25, 2014.

    Here is a first draft for a cover letter.
    Please give feedback on what you think of my idea, and let me know anything else I should add.

    Sam

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    Sorry to say, but despite the creativity no-one will take this seriously. Cover letters need to be professional. No graphics. No crazy fonts. No silly drama. That and void of typos.
     
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    where is it? :confused:
     
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    I'm a little bit confused. I can't see the cover letter, but that sounds like something for traditional publishing, while all of your other posts seem to be about self-publishing?
     
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    Yes, I'm most likely go the self publishing route, just keeping my options open.

    Sam
     
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    I agree, you need a serious letter format.
     
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    "beleives has no chance with her"?

    EDIT NOTE: I know what you're tying to say, "believes he has no chance with her", but some might not, and regardless of that fact spelling mistakes give off a bad impression, and even halts the reading process a split second of anyone trying to decipher it as part of reading the text.
     
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    I think 100,00 is probably a typo?
     
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    I totally missed that. Thanks.

    Not doing well so far.

    Sam.
     
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    dream on!.

    hinky queries like that generally hit the round file unread... if you want to have any chance of impressing an agent or paying publisher's acquisitions editor, you'll have to at least pretend to be a professional writer who takes the art and the business end of writing seriously...
     
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    It was just an idea, I'll go the more formal letter route, though I'm probably self-publishing.

    Sam
     
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    Sometimes, the most difficult aspect of creating a cover letter is actually deciding what you want to say and how you want to say it. You know that first impressions mean everything when finding a job, and in this case, the cover letter provides the first impression.
     

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