Category: Submission Tips

Collecting Rejections

I’m allowing extra time for Agents and Publishers to respond to my submissions, but few actually do get back to me. I get it. Who has time for politeness any more? And a big Thank You to those who actually do respond. I feel sorry for them. They are flooded with submissions from authors, wannabe authors, and anyone who thinks they can write a … Read More Collecting Rejections

The Importance of Reading Aloud

Fermentation is done. I’ve set aside Wasteland and am back to work on On The Sly. As a writer, I read my work probably a couple dozen times. And I make changes nearly every time too. And my editor says my manuscripts are always the cleanest she’s ever seen. Yet, she always finds things to correct. You know why? Because our eyes see what … Read More The Importance of Reading Aloud

Authors: Your Target Reader

As a writer, we often write to please ourselves. And so we should. WE are our own target readers. We grow and develop. We start gaining fans. At first they’re generic friends and family who love us, therefore love everything we do. But it’s not good enough to just have fans. We can’t write a children’s book and expect everyone to like it or … Read More Authors: Your Target Reader

Tip #10

Publishing is a business. They want to make money. No-brainer, right? Yet, I hear lots of people say they can’t get a publisher. Or they write better than so-and-so, but can’t get a representative. My first advice is to look at your manuscript. Is it grammatically correct? Does it have lots of spelling mistakes? Do all your characters sound the same? Is it descriptive? … Read More Tip #10

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