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Fiction Writing Blues: Why Book Editors Reject Manuscripts

Why do book editors reject manuscripts? As a fiction-writing coach, I'm asked that question a lot. Most authors are baffled by the vague correspondence that book editors send. For example: "Thank you for the opportunity to read (Title of…
How to Write Novels, Fiction Coaching, Creative Writing, How to Write Romance, How to Write Fiction, Adrienne deWolfe

Career Killer: Sometimes Your First Book Shouldn’t Be Published

Sometimes your first book shouldn't be published. Long before I was writing novels that sell, my first published mentor took me under her wing.  After reading my manuscript for the first time, she sat me down in a public restaurant to teach…