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Friday, 29 October 2010

What agents hate to see in Chapter One

Laughed out loud when I read American literary agent Chip McGregor's horror of finding the following sentence in the first chapter of a submission. Of course, it shouldn't appear in any chapter.
The [adjective] [adjective] sun rose in the [adjective] [adjective] sky, shedding its [adjective] light across the [adjective] [adjective] [adjective] land."
I've said it before and I will say it again. Adjectives do not get lonely. They do not have to travel in pairs.

To read more about what agents do not want to see click on the title of this post to go to the blog about literary agents. (Hint: it was all a dream comes high on the list...)

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