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Goodreads asked Charles Frankhauser:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Charles Frankhauser Read the works of other authors to analyze different writing styles. Look for their methods used to introduce characters. Ask yourself questions as the storyline unfolds. For example, "How does the author entice readers to keep reading?" Realize the importance of the "hooking mechanism" employed in writing query letters to agents and incorporate subtle "hooks" in the storyline to keep it moving forward as "page-turners." Ask others to read one's manuscripts. Accept criticism with a "happy face." Expect rejections from many sources. Life as an author without experiencing rejections is similar to a life without experiencing gravity. Adopt a dog.

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