Article from the from the Totnes Times about Benedict Brooks
The Book Whisperer
Have you ever wondered why so many writers' manuscripts end up on the rejection pile?
Today's literary agents and publishers can best be likened to the judges on TV's Dragon's Den. So you better be ready before you submit anything to them - no matter how hard you've tried, and no matter how many years you've spent on your project.
The Book Whisper can reveal the secrets of what lies in the hearts and minds of literary agents and publishers.
When an agent receives a manuscript it takes them, on average, just 15 seconds to reject it. But why?
After twenty years of teaching, and five years of writing his own fiction, Benedict Brooks has unpicked the mechanics of what makes good writing tick.
There are rules for writing great prose.
Agents know the rules, but unfortunately most writers do not. These rules can easily be applied to any story and they can transform your novel from an ugly duckling and into a magnificent swan.
It's just a simple matter of knowhow.
But getting the knowhow can be expensive. You would have to go to London, shell out lots of money for the advice.
The Book Whisperer brings the tips and tricks to your door. Why should it be only people in London who can access the best advice?
It's time to break down this metropolitan monopoly and give us people in the provinces an equal chance.