In fact, all you need is your own writing, some nice paper, and a bit of patience to write down everything you want to say.
In the throbbing heart of the forest not far from the house, where shadows duck away from sunbeams like wild cats, she stumbles on the murder of a young man dressed in strange old-fashioned clothes.
She realizes she must have witnessed something from the past. That shadows duck away from sunbeams is telling me something I already know, and not in a way that makes me see shadows or sunbeams in a new light.
If you start with "In a forest not far from the house Leda finds a young man dressed in antique clothes. Not here, not in the novel. Too much fancy is like an overdecorated cake. Save the marzipan filigree for the top of the cake, not covering the entire thing.
Terrified and lonely, she finds old letters hidden in her bedroom written by a teenage girl dated The letters strangely comfort her, and visions of past events start to trickle into her daily life.
This is too abstract to be compelling. If so, you have this in the wrong order: As she uncovers the secrets of the letters, she discovers that the murders that started years ago have never really stopped and Connor may be hiding the darkest secret of all — she might lose more than just her heart.
What does Leda want? Written for a readership that also enjoyed Atonement and The Miniaturist, The Ghost Swan is a general fiction novel of 96, words, set in andand told from two perspectives, the young, murdered man in and Leda.
But, more important, Atonement sold very very well. More than anyone, agents know what a crapshoot it is to get a novel to sell hundreds of thousands of copies. Hell, tens of thousands of copies is hard enough.
And of course, it was nominated for the Booker Prize. Comparing your book to an outlier like this is akin to saying "The woman who won Miss America played the trombone for her talent. I play the trombone, so I could be the next Miss America.
Even if you are young and lovely. The Miniaturist is a better choice, since it was pubbed inbut it also has more than a thousand reviews on Amazon, thus might be a big reach. Comps are very difficult to get right. Thank you for your time and consideration.
I put my monocle down at about page 30, took a breath, and thought "holy moly, this guy writes like Scott Turow. He let me figure it out on my own.
And because I saw it on my own, I was sure I was right. Make sure you have a plot in your novel. Yes, it is entirely possible to write a novel without a plot.
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