Miss America Announced Yesterday!


Now I didn’t watch this last night. I only love a contest when it’s like the opening shows of The X Factor or American Idol.


what kind of Miss America ‘girl’ would your novel be?

what would her talent be?

how would she stand out?

what would make her different from the other girls?

Your job, as a writer, is to make your novel compelling, different, moving–memorable.

Words choice needs to be new–let your character see things in original ways.

Scenes need to be fresh–nothing redone.

And the plot needs to have a twist to it that people don’t figure out.

When this happens you’ll have an editor saying, “It’s a three-peat” about YOU when you continue to sell your books!



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