A Strong Pitch & A Good Hook

How Can We Get Our Novels in the Door of a Publisher? I recently interviewed Anne Brewer, a Harvard grad, who has worked as an editor and senior editor at both St. Martin’s Press and Cobblestone Books. She is currently a freelance editor. She provided a great source of knowledge to aspiring authors and those curious about the industry. How can we get our novels in the door of a publisher? The best way to do this is to develop a strong pitch that encapsulates a captivating hook. A good hook is short--only 1-2 sentences--and immediately intriguing. It should convey something about your genre as well as the central conflict of your book. For example, the hook for THE FAVORITE SISTER, a thriller

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