Blog Moves To “Prem Rao, Story Teller.”

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We are moving! This blog effective January 7, 2014 will now be available at Prem Rao, Story Teller. This move is prompted by my attempt to consolidate all my blog posts relating to books, writing, book reviews etc in one location. Thank you for following my posts, and I hope you will continue to do so at the new site.

On Querying


As mentioned earlier, I am in the process of querying for my third thriller, “Let The Dead Stay Dead.” As always it has been a hugely educative experience.  I had the opportunity to see many interesting websites and blogs of literary agents and was totally lost in the wealth of knowledge and perspectives found there. This is by no means a comprehensive list. I am only mentioning top of the mind a few points that have stayed with me. More

Sentence Length- “Stepping Down”


The pace of the story is dictated by the sentence length. Not  just the words used. This thought occurred to me as I sat reviewing something that I had written.  Here’s the context. The good guy in a story is an a jam. He has to extricate himself from a difficult situation. He has to throw off his trail a man who is following him some distance away by assaulting him when he least expects it. Here we go then: