Column by Peter Derk June 16, 2022
You can have a killer cover, a great blurb, and an overall excellent book, but a bad opening line trainwrecks all of it.
Column by Max Booth III August 15, 2016
Here's why your dumb story keeps getting rejected.
Column by Susan DeFreitas September 17, 2015
It's no secret that agents, editors, and their assistants are looking for any reason to reject a manuscript in the first few pages. But what does it really take to get readers hooked?