Ah, second novel syndrome… It takes an incredible amount of luck and hard work to get one book published, and there’s a learning curve so steep that Lindsay Vonn could ski down it, but surely the comfort there is [...]
You might have heard the saying: your first chapter sells your novel, and your last chapter sells your next novel. Even if you write a captivating beginning and an interesting middle, readers will want to hurl your book across [...]
One of the most common reasons why editors reject manuscripts—and why readers stop reading a book—is that the opening fails to draw them into the story. It has probably happened to you as a reader too. You read the [...]
We mentioned before that we’re going to blog about the reasons why we reject manuscripts. At the start of our series of blog posts, let’s talk about the most common reason for rejecting manuscripts: The author told the story instead [...]
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