Read the post here.
Another great post to check out when starting the query game. Agent Jessica talks about what not to do in a query. It seems like these points would be obvious, but after years of grading high schoolers' essays/reports, I found that it happens more often than not that the "obvious" alludes many people. This is not to be condescending. It's simply a fact that people fall into a habit of doing the same thing over and over because it's comfortable. And it's not until someone is willing to speak the truth in love that we realize the rut we've fallen in to. I'm just as guilty as the next.