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Email has become something of a losing game for everyone involved these days. We all receive too many of them, and most of us send too many as well. It’s impossible to get to them all, no matter how much we’d all like to.
This statement is especially true for writers in almost any field, as we are inundated with messages day in and day out. Unfortunately, because of the pressures put on PR people, managers, record labels, and the like, most emails sent these days in the hopes of getting writers to notice a new talent go unanswered and ignored, as they aren’t the type that demand attention, or perhaps they aren’t appropriate.
You might be reading this looking for a surefire way to make everyone open and reply to your emails, but it just doesn’t exist. Sorry! However, I can tell you that there are certain words and phrases that will probably help in the quest to get your emails read. So as you’re writing pitches and crafting headlines, keep these suggestions in mind.