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ABA Annual Meeting 2007

Legal Thriller Author Shares Success Tips

Posted Aug 11, 2007 2:11 PM CDT
By Molly McDonough

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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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