KILLER NASHVILLE, PART 1: FINALIST
For a first-time author, the literary world can seem a frightening, hyper-competitive place. It’s tough enough writing, revising, and completing a full novel—but that’s just the first battle, the battle you have with yourself. The next battle involves getting your work out there, having it seen by agents, publishers, and finally readers. It’s a very different sort of arena, one that requires a very different sort of creativity. Thousands of novels are published every year; if you're a new, yet-unknown author; how do you help your work stand out among the myriads? You've already produced what you feel is a strong, gripping novel—now how do you give it an extra edge?