If you like dark stories with flawed narrators who go to frightening extremes, Bad Marie, by Marcy Dermansky is for you. As a writer, I learned much from studying the main character, Marie.
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A Fabulous Plastic Hoopla:
In my novel, the narrator’s mother has a “fabulous plastic hoopla" where the saleslady extols the virtues of Tupperware to fawning women drinking vodka-spiked … Continue reading >>
Endings. They're not easy. My agent mentioned she thought my novel might need an additional scene at the end to “round things out,” which started me questioning things. Even though I liked the ending … Continue reading >>
What You Need Upfront:
A typical query letter starts out with a hook, which is followed by the most important information an agent wants to know upfront: genre and word count.
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Yes, I made a pact to query 100 agents before I would quit! In fact, I probably would have kept on going had I not gotten two offers of representation by the time I hit 83 queries. (see Query 100 … Continue reading >>