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The Three Paragraph Rule

¬†Excerpts from “How to Write a Great Query Letter” by Noah T. Lukeman

“Their might be spontaneity, but their won’t be chaos.”

“It is nearly certain that his manuscript, too, will be longer than it needs to be, less reigned in. ”

Yep. These two fine sentences are from an article by a big-shot agent about how to write a “great” query letter. Hmm. You think Lukeman recommends proofreading? This kind of error really bugs me.

Especially when said article is an excerpt from an e-book Lukeman wants me to buy. An 80-page e-book. For $24.95. Discounted from $40. I’m not making this up.

At 3 egregious errors in about 1,000 words of sample . . . no, thanks.

And Mr. Lukeman would say the same thing if I sent him a query with “their” used instead of “there.”