Don’t Put Me to Sleep!

Rachelle Gardner

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Hi Rachelle,
I’m working on a book proposal, and was wondering if I should interject my personality/humor into it? Or are they usually personality minus? I believe I tend to write better when I can be humorous and use my own voice. Thoughts…?
Don’t Want To Bore You


Woman bored


Dear Don’t Want,

Would YOU rather read something that was intentionally dry and boring, or something fun and funny?

What would most likely sell YOU on buying a book?

It’s CRUCIAL that queries and proposals include your personality… or at least the personality of your book. Draw me in. Make it so that I’m DYING to read your book. Don’t bore me!


Boring Agent

Does your query or proposal have some personality and life in it? Do you find this difficult?