ABA Annual Meeting 2007
Legal Thriller Author Shares Success Tips
Posted Aug 11, 2007 1:11 PM CST
By Molly McDonough
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.