New article by literary agent Donald Maass now posted

As promised, I’ve added Donald Maass’ article geared towards self-published novelists. Here’s an excerpt:

Here’s how it works: When every paragraph, if not every line, of your novel creates in the reader’s mind a worry, question, apprehension or even a mild disease, the reader will unconsciously seek to relieve that tension.  The result?  The reader zips to the next line.

You can read the article in its entirety here (or just browse to the Articles page). And for anyone curious, here’s more info about exactly who Donald Maass is and why you should consider listening to his advice:

Donald Maass heads the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York City, which represents more than 150 novelists and sells more than 100 novels every year to publishers in America and overseas. He is a past president of the Association of Authors Representatives, Inc., and is the author of several books.
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