When Amazon bestselling author, Thornton Cline finished his third draft of his manuscript, A Novel Life in 2015 he believed his thriller could be commercial and salable, but still something was missing. In 2016, he caught the eye of Emmy and Tony Award-winning author and playwright, Cherie Bennett, who offered him a full scholarship to mentor under her tutelage at the Nashville Writer's House in Tennessee.
"Ms. Bennett saw promise in my writing and helped me to polish my final draft. She even encouraged me to read some of my chapters aloud before the talented authors in the group," Cline reflected.
After multiple re-writes and drafts, Cline finally wrote the manuscript to his liking, worthy enough for a publisher. Cline signed his script with a literary agent first in 2017, but it was short-lived because his agent ended up retiring six months later. (SYP) Southern Yellow Pine Publishing offered Cline a traditional publishing contract in 2018.
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