Advice to Writers

News Flash!

I made an appearance on the Writers2Writers television show! Here is a link to hear me talk about ten things to do when you’re revising your manuscript.

I’ve been asked a few times to add this page.  So here it is.  It’s not pretty yet, but when I get a chance I’ll spruce it up and make it fun.

Here are a list of links that people have found the most helpful on this site.

If you are writing, I highly recommend going through every Gold Mine Manuscript lesson, even if you don’t think you need it.  I still go back to them to reference.

If you are editing, the 32 Rules for writing are an awesome list of points to think over.

If you are ready to submit, please read Danielle Ackley McPhail’s post on formatting your manuscript (Give that Publisher What they Want, Dernit!)

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Gentle Tell is NOT okay in your submitted manuscript! – A one paragraph slapping I received from an editor. (Show Verses Tell training)

Gold Mine Manuscript – Analysis of a manuscript red-lined by a publisher

32 Rules to Writing a Great Novel – I pick apart a list and delve into the meaning of the basic “Rules” all writers are supposed to follow.

Give that Publisher What they Want, Dernit! – Preparing to submit your manuscript to a publisher

Why doesn’t this chapter work? The rules of writing a scene.

How to make readers care about your characters. Five easy recipes for success!

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More to come as requested.



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