Make readers believe the unbelievable

reading“Making people believe the unbelievable is no trick; it’s work. … Belief and reader absorption come in the details: An overturned tricycle in the gutter of an abandoned neighborhood can stand for everything.” —Stephen King

Published by Carly Watters

Carly Watters is a SVP, senior literary agent and director of literary branding with the P.S. Literary Agency. She is a hands-on agent that develops proposals and manuscripts with attention to detail and the relevant markets. PSLA’s mission is to manage authors’ literary brands for their entire career. Never without a book on hand she reads across categories which is reflected in the genres she represents and is actively seeking new authors in including women’s fiction, commercial and upmarket fiction, select literary fiction, platform-driven non fiction and select memoir. She occasionally represents children's book projects. Carly is drawn to emotional, well-paced narratives, with a great voice and characters that readers can get invested in.

One thought on “Make readers believe the unbelievable

  1. Recently a reader commented on one of my flash fiction blog posts. In her comments she described how she had been reading my work while waiting to pick up her daughter. She was so moved, she was sobbing in her car and a stranger stopped to make sure she was ok. I have received comments from time to time, but this one meant the most. She felt it, she bought into it, she went exactly where I went when I wrote it. If there was never another comment, that was proof enough.

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