the art of the query

I worked a short time as a script reader. I only read about a hundred scripts, but no more than a handful of them were written with a modicum of confidence, style and ability. The rest were various shades of horrible. A script reader is the second of many hurdles separating a screenplay from production. To leap the first hurdle, a writer must write a query letter, which distills his or her project into a page of vivid prose so persuasive that the reader cannot help but request a copy of the script.

Sounds simpler than it is, as my new favorite blog demonstrates. This is literary gold.

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