If you’re a writer, you understand how hard it is to condense you entire manuscript into one paragraph and still be able to “hook” the agent without rambling on or providing too little detail. (I’m the latter. I never seem to get enough in there.) My good friend explained to me that every query letter should contain GMC. I know it sounds like some sort of explosive, but it’s not. If your letter contains the Goal, Motivation, and Conflict of your main character you will have a great beginning. What else should be included? Well there’s a great article by an associate literary agent, Maria Vicente, that explains what else should be included. I encourage you to check it out.