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Missing, Presumed, a novel by Susie Steiner Considering characterization, craft, and the conventions of mystery writing in a stunning series debut

by Ross Browne with Susie Steiner

One thing the editor in me loves about mysteries is seeing how successful authors navigate the challenge of writing entertainingly in a style of novel that’s inherently formulaic. For all its boundless appeal, mystery is a genre whose stories can be very similar in plot and structure, usually opening with the discovery of a crime and ending with the perpetrator being brought to justice in some way or another.

Many of my […]

By |2019-06-17T20:21:48+00:00|Book Reviews and Analysis, Mystery / Suspense, Q&A, RSB, The Writer’s Craft|Comments Off on Missing, Presumed, a novel by Susie Steiner Considering characterization, craft, and the conventions of mystery writing in a stunning series debut

What Agents Want. (To Be Surprised, impressed, and Moved.)

Hello!

It’s a huge pleasure to be blogging for The Editorial Department, my first introduction to the publishing industry back when I was but a tiny U of A graduate. Since TED, I’ve moved to New York and landed at Wolf Literary Services, a literary agency that has me reading thousands of manuscripts, interacting with countless authors, and shepherding writers through all stages of their writing careers. It’s a job I adore and one that has given me a lot of insight […]

By |2018-05-03T21:03:28+00:00|Ask an Agent, Q&A, Traditional Publishing|Comments Off on What Agents Want. (To Be Surprised, impressed, and Moved.)