I just wanted to show him my query letter, especially after I won a certain Query Contest. I explained to him it is a cover letter for my book meant to persuade agents to read my book.
He went to town on it, taking all the pretty out of it until it threatened to be naked and ugly. But I stopped him, and he said, "Sorry, I'm looking at this like I'd look at a brief."
brief: a written legal document that is presented to a court arguing why the party to the case should prevail.
My Book vs. All The Other Books
Facts: Unpublished author seeks representation by devoted literary agent.
Issue: Will My Book engage and interest a wide audience?
Decision : YES
Reasons : Said unpublished author provides My Book is good.
Other Opinions: Husband, Sister, and Friend all concur.
Writing a query never was so easy.