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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Advice for Novelists (Part 11)

C.J. Darlington, co-founder of TitleTrakk, is running a great series on her blog: She started a series of blog posts in which industry professionals (editors, agents, publicists, authors, etc.) share their responses to this question:

"If you could say one thing to aspiring novelists, what would you say?"

Terry Burns: In a perfect world it would be all about the quality of the writing. But the truth be known perseverance and dedication has probably made more writers than raw talent. At any given time even with a terrific manuscript there may be only one perfect place in the whole publishing industry for a project at that exact point in time, yet a large majority of writers give up before they knock on the right door to find that fit. Read the rest here.

--Terry Burns, agent with Hartline Literary (Visit his website and weekday blog here.)

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1 comment:

Millions of Exaggerations said...

There's a lot of truth in that in nearly all aspects of life.