10 second lesson in novel writing

“The key to success is coming up with a good strong “what if”.  I learned three years ago from my editor and my agent that if a book can’t be reduced to a single “what if” sentence it is probably not worth wasting your time on.  If the idea takes three paragraphs to explain it is too complex and no one is going to get it.”

John Saul

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3 Comments

  1. That makes a ton of sense!

  2. Sam

    Thanks! People seem to like this quote 🙂

  3. Olivia

    I´ve never considered such a thought… but I can see its true.

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