What makes one story stand out over another? Why does a publisher pick up or pass on a given submission? What makes a reader interested in knowing more about your characters and what they’re going through?
These can seem like unanswerable questions. And they kind of are. Who knows why anyone does anything?
But a friend of mine once asked me why I seemed to be having more luck with story submissions than she was. I thought about it for a moment and realized that, despite my awkwardness and inability to get people to like me in most social situations, I’m really good at grabbing someone’s attention in a letter to an editor.
Because I know who I am as a writer.
I know exactly what my stories are.
I can clearly articulate what makes me and my stories stand out in an oversaturated genre like erotica....
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