The Florida attorney general’s office is suing to shut down a Boca Raton company for charging fees to aspiring authors who were unlikely to get published.

Writer’s Literary Guild and owner Robert Fletcher operated more than 20 Web sites and related companies to collect funds from would-be authors but allegedly misled them about fees, costs and promised results. The attorney general’s office said Thursday that writers paid $89 for an initial critique and more than $600 for editing and marketing a manuscript to publishers.

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