Plot components – the marketing viewpoint

If you’re a writer, you probably spend a lot of time trying to work out what sort of work is going to impress a publisher. For those of you who write genre fiction, Andrew Wheeler of the SFBC (with his tongue somewhat in his cheek) offers one answer to that question:


“If there’s a book out there that can be honestly sold by a cover of a mostly-naked woman riding a dragon while a spaceship explodes in the background, I’d love to see it. (I bet I could sell a whole lot of them.)”