Over the years Lois Winston has given workshops and talks to several thousand aspiring writers. As a literary agent, sheas listened to hundreds of pitches and read through tens of thousands of query letters and manuscript submissions. Being both a published author and a literary agent gives her a unique perspective on publishing. She knows what itas like to be the writer whose only desire is to sell a novel, and she knows what itas like to have to crush someoneas hopes with a rejection letter. It wasnat until she started sending out those rejection letters that she began to have a better understanding of why so many writers receive them. What sheas come to realize is that most manuscripts are rejected by agents and editors for one or more of ten basic reasons. Writers have control over some of these reasons but not all of them. This book will discuss these ten reasons and how writers can control more of their destiny by not falling prey to them. Whether your goal is to be published by a legacy publishing house or you plan to self-publish, this book contains invaluable information about self-editing, grammar, punctuation, point of view, telling vs. showing, passive vs. active writing, dialogue, narrative, voice, style, hooks, query letters, and synopsis writing. Key words: writing research, authorship, grammar a punctuation, editing a proofreading, composition a creative writing, publishing a books, writing skillsAssociation of Authorsa#39; Representatives http://www.aaronline.org/ AAR is an organization of independent literary and dramatic agents. All AAR ... Guide to Literary Agents by Chuck Sambuchino http://www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/ This book is updated yearly. The editor also maintains a web presence and a blog.
|Title||:||Top Ten Reasons Your Novel is Rejected|
|Publisher||:||Lois Winston - 2012-11-01|