ABA Annual Meeting 2007

Legal Thriller Author Shares Success Tips

Success didn’t happen the first time James Grippando tried to sell his legal thriller. Or the second. Or the third time. But eventually, Grippando, a former trial lawyer, found an agent, then a publisher.

Grippando shared the pain-to-gain experience during a program at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, the ABA Journal reports.

Grippando offered his advice and six success steps to writing and selling a novel, among those:

– The lead character needs to be sympathetic.

– There must be conflict.

– The conclusion should be satisfying.

Read the other three steps in the full story.

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