1. You told me you don't read novels but you don't really have to because this one stands alone.
1a You tell me this is the thriller you've written cause there aren't any good thrillers being published right now.
1b. You've written a very clean but steamy romance that's not like all those other dirty books being published today
2. You describe the lessons people will learn from reading it
3. You describe the political leanings of the people who will read it...and those who won't like it.
My reply to all of these is a form letter but oh man I'd like to say more: More like you've GOT to be kidding, right?
1. The idea you'll write a novel without reading is like saying you'll play pro basketball but not practice with your team. You'll just show up and people will throw you the ball.
1a. The idea that you think there are no good thrillers today tells me either you don't read at ALL, or you really have a wacky sense of what's good. There are a LOT of books published these days. Surely one or two of them don't suck?
1b Dirt is in the eye of the beholder bucko. I'm not sure why you think all romances are dirty books. Maybe you've never seen some of the very popular and very nicely written books published by Steeple Hill.
2. I don't read fiction to learn lessons. No one does. They read for entertainment. The take away lessons are collateral value. And there's nothing worse than an author with a visible agenda. It's like visible pantie line. Or invisible swim trunks.
3. There's not a chance in the world you'll ever get this right. If you want to publish novels to promote a political agenda you'll need a more subtle approach. See: Clancy, Tom; Thor; Brad; Flynn, Vince.