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November 25, 2012



Thanks for reminding me, an "eventually to be published author," that I must grab my readers in my literary tentacles much sooner than the James Pattersons and Danielle Steels of the authorsphere.

Howard Sherman

I'm with you there; if I'm not drawn by page 50 I'm likely not sticking around to hope things pick up.

And what is it authors who hit a home run with a first book (e.g. The Passage by Justin Cronin) then strike out with the next book (e.g. The Twelve by Justin Cronin)

Pepper Smith

Howard, often writers who come out with spectacular first books and bomb on the second had much longer to polish the first than they did with the second, which they were writing on a deadline.

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