Can This Manuscript Be Saved?

We are going to find out. I dug out an oldie but a goodie entitled WHITE ROSES IN WINTER aka as KERRIE’S BABY circa 1996. It’s a soap opera-ish tale with lots of angst, drama, and, not surprisingly, an unplanned pregnancy. Overly protective parents and a secretly psycho “best friend.” …

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100 Words to Engage Your Reader

“You have a hundred words to engage your reader,” the workshop speaker tells us at a recent writers’ conference. She also said, “If it doesn’t matter cut it.” I took another look at my current wip (working title ANIMAL). The first section below is what I had written. The second is…

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Back to “that”

Most publishers have “style sheets” which are guidelines for formatting a manuscript for submission.  They also might have editing guidelines, which they will provide once a manuscript is being prepped for editing.  Copy editing can be a nightmare, by the way.  Every word and sentence is picked over and pulled…

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