If I want to know about writing a good query letter, what should I do next? Let's see: I can search this website for query letters. Result: Wow! 69 hits, including several lengthy threads on the subject. Now I'll try Google: search under "query letters" Result: geez...16,000,000 hits in .18 seconds. Maybe I should refine the question? I'll try "query letter samples" Result: Ouch. Just over 1 million hits in .34 seconds. That's too much for me to digest, so I think I'll just be lazy and ask the nice people on WF.org how to write a good query letter. Ironically, when such a question is posed, most respondents "guess" at how to format a query letter while a few knowledgeable site members refer the OP back to...yep...Google. Or they might offer the same links that came up in the first page of the original Google search. Is there a point to this commentary? Yes. Writers MUST be proficient in research if they hope to succeed in writing. Don't learn complacency or become lazy because it's so easy to throw out a quickie question in here. You're only hurting yourself when you do not use the research tools at your fingertips. There have been many excellent threads on every imaginable topic in this site. Yet, I see the same old questions asked time and again. Next time you have a general question, use the search button before you post. Otherwise, you may be missing out on some real gems that are buried deep in the archives and you're not developing the research skill that might propel you to the top.