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Greetings, Sir or Madam

To Who It May Concern, Since finishing my blockbuster erotic novel “Beneath Me,” I been sending out  – whatcha call them things-quiries I think. Anyway I sent them out to every agent in the book but only one of them … Continue reading

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Sentences to Avoid

Dear Maggie, I wrote a fiction novel. I sent it to some agents. Most of them never responded. Others said my sentences were boring. But my story is really good. I know it is. I don’t understand the agents. I … Continue reading

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Story Beginnings: Beyond the “Hook”

Dear Maggie, I read what you said in an earlier post about using a “hook” to drag readers into my story and that really sounded, like, logical. And I did that but I don’t know where to go from there. … Continue reading

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The Hook in Fiction Writing

I’m sure most writers, especially published ones, know what the word “hook” means in fiction writing. For those who aren’t too sure, let me just say that every book needs to start off in such a way as to excite … Continue reading

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Characters and Plot

I recently read a very good article about how a slow or wimpy plot can be greatly improved by shoring up the main character or characters. Adding to their complexity adds more motivation to do whatever it is you want … Continue reading

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