How to Stand Out in the Slush Pile


 The excellent ‘Murderati’ Blog is not only for crime writers.

This week there is a very interesting article on how to stand out from the slush pile- by understanding what will give your work the magie ‘ edge’ or ‘special something’ which makes the difference.



Key take-aways for me?

·        keep building the stakes to create a ‘page-turning’ quality.

·        character motivation is the key

But then again, we already knew that, didn’t we? It is how we apply it that truly makes the difference.

Back to the slave pit .