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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aduzco1VJZE

Life’s unfair. Right? Especially if you’re a struggling author.

Not only must you write a book that outshines the other manuscripts on your chosen agent’s desk – not only must you produce a coherent and enticing synopsis – but on top of that you absolutely have to attach a brilliant and seductive letter to your submission. Fail and your first sentence may not even get read! (Exclamation allowed here, I think)

The link above is to an informative – and sobering – YouTube clip by literary agent Piers Blofeld showing how he weeds out submissions.  Watch this. Pause to either curse or sob. Then learn from it…

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