Top Ten Reasons Your Novel is Rejected

and How to Avoid Them

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“Fantastic guide for writers wanting to know what agents are looking for and how to get their attention with query letters and a well-written synopsis.” – Amazon Reviewer

Most novels are rejected by agents and editors for one or more of ten basic reasons. Writers have control over some of these reasons but not all of them. In this book award-winning author and retired literary agent Lois Winston discusses these reasons and how writers can control more of their destiny by not falling prey to them.

Whether your goal is to be published by a legacy publishing house or you plan to self-publish, this book contains invaluable information about self-editing, grammar, punctuation, point of view, telling vs. showing, passive vs. active writing, dialogue, narrative, voice, style, hooks, query letters, and synopsis writing.