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The History / Mystery / Art Genre

I had a lot of trouble finding a home for The Art Forger because publishers claimed that it didn’t fit into a genre. They said that if it didn’t fit into a genre, they didn’t know how to sell it to bookstores and libraries.

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Plot is a Verb

If you understand how classical story structure works, you'll be able to grow your novel around this plot skeleton and keep your readers turning pages late into the night.

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I'm feeling like Cinderella

Kelly Bowen, publicity director at Algonquin, called me late yesterday afternoon with an odd question: she wanted to get my okay on an update to my publicity package. Her voice sounded a bit strange, and the request did also, so expecting bad news – as any author would – I held my breath...

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