You probably didn’t notice, but on the menu of my website a new tab appeared a week or so ago: Query Tuner.
Query Tuner is my side hustle (an additional job a person takes in addition to their primary job in order to supplement their income). I had been operating on a word of mouth only system, but I have decided to take it a step further and make it more formal. Hence, Query Tuner was born.
For any aspiring author wanting an agent you have to submit a query (often required for a publishing company as well). I have a knack for writing query letters and have been teaching synopsis/query/pitch writing for the last three years. I’m also presenting a “Writing a query letter” workshop at an upcoming writers (virtual) conference in August.
As I said, I have also been critiquing query letters (as well as synopses and pitches) privately. Moving forwards I am advertising my query letter writing services as my main business, although will still do synopses and pitches on request.
So if you know someone who is new to querying, or struggling with their query letter, I’d love it if you could point them in my direction.
Do you have a side hustle? What do you think of mine?