How to Be Hooky

Great advice on how to keep readers coming back for more!

Hookiness. It’s what a good book is all about, really. When I look at the books I really enjoy, that I burn through, they’re (a) pulling me in and (b) pulling me on. But how do you do that? How do you grab a reader? How do you KEEP the reader? How do you entertain a reader enough that she will go on to read the next book? How do you (I) consciously do those things better?

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Why Literary Agents Reject Books | How to Write Novels | WritingNovelsThatSell.com

Great advice for both writing and marketing. Know your specific subgenre!

75 percent of all manuscripts get rejected because the author hasn’t done her research.  She hasn’t  studied – and applied — the conventions (or key story elements) that separate Suspense novels from Mysteries, or that make a Romance novel a Romance.

Source: Why Literary Agents Reject Books | How to Write Novels | WritingNovelsThatSell.com