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Fiction Writing Blues: Why Editors Reject Novels #writing #fiction #romance #paranormal

  Why do book editors reject novels?      As a book writing coach, I answer that question a lot when folks want to know how to polish their fiction-writing after a rejection.  As strange as it may seem, even good book writing gets rejected sometimes.  In the Western genre, for instance, the bottom fell out of the […]

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Story Plot Problems: 7 Writing Taboos that Guarantee “No Sale”

Story Plot Problems: 7 Writing Taboos that Guarantee “No Sale”  Seeking ideas for a story plot that will end your book with a bang?  Trying to beef up a weak story resolution so your novel catches the eye of a book editor?  You’re not alone.  At writing conferences around the country, I’ve heard book editors say […]

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Fiction Writers: Not All Writing Advice is Created Equal

When fiction writers are starting their careers, they often don’t know how to discern between writing advice that will advance them toward publication, and writing advice that is useless – or even detrimental – to their publication goals. In their eagerness for story critiques, fiction writers often surrender sections of their book manuscripts to any […]

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Writing Workshops in March: How to Pitch a Book Proposal

Are you hoping to be published in 2012?  Then you’ll want to learn how to sell a book proposal (or “pitch” a book proposal) to a literary agent or book editor — especially during a face-to-face meeting.  That’s why I’m offering two online writing workshops in March. On March 17, I’m offering an online writing […]

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How to Write a Query Letter & Synopsis That Sell

A fiction book proposal consists of a query letter, a synopsis, and the first three chapters of your manuscript.   You’ll have to master all three selling tools if you hope to win a book contract in 2012. That’s why I’m offering two online writing workshops this month on How to Write a Query Letter and […]

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