John Blumenthal
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John Blumenthal is the author of "What's Wrong with Dorfman?" and "Millard Fillmore, Mon Amour", both published by St. Martin's Press, and the new novel "Three and a Half Virgins." He has also written for television and is the co-author of the movies "Blue Streak" and "Short Time". He currently contributes to The Huffington Post.
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How to Write a Best-selling Novel

Posted on November 4, 2012 at 12:04pm 6 Comments

Many people write novels to express their most profound emotions, to tell a captivating story that has some deep meaning, to create characters that come alive, to enrich the lives of their readers.

Unfortunately, these are the worst reasons to write a novel, unless you're only interested in selling your book to immediate family members, your closest friends and six random people who bought it by mistake and lost the receipt.

But if you want to make real money…


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At 10:17am on November 4, 2012, Robert McClanahan said…

Thanks John

I could use a friend.

At 3:57pm on November 3, 2012, Kenneth Sibbett said…

Thanks John. You can be my First Mate if you are physically able. If not, just kick back and drink Mai Tai's with me while we're at sea.

At 1:26pm on November 3, 2012, robert landbeck said…


Thanks for the note. I originally joined in order to reply to a comment which popped up in one of my searches, but exploring the site a little more, decided against doing so. It might have put too many noses out of joint. So for the moment, 'I am reviewing the situation' of  what my contribution might be?


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