By Bob Mayer

70 strategies to universal Writing errors explores an array of nonfiction and fiction writing gaffes after which offers distinctive speedy fixes you should use to instantly increase the standard of your writing.

Written by way of Bob Mayer, best-selling novelist and co-author of Don't glance Down, the e-book is damaged down into 8 particular elements to entirely conceal such subject matters as: writing behavior, inspiration iteration, tale and plot improvement, scene and constitution basics, personality production, enhancing and rewriting suggestions, concepts for promoting your paintings, and insider info on navigating the publishing undefined.

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Ers of America event where participants were asking questions of a couple of agents and an editor from Harlequin. And all the ques- 104 70 Solutions to Common Writing Mistakes Part VII: Selling Your Work 105 Taking Any Deal Why this is a mistake: This is such a hard and crazy business that writers tend to take any deal a publisher offers. This is akin to taking the first marriage proposal you receive from the first stranger you meet. You wouldn’t do it in your personal life, and you shouldn’t do it in your professional life.

Readers have got to know from whose point of view they are viewing the scene. Lose that clarity and you lose your readers. 60 Part IV: Scene & Structure 70 Solutions to Common Writing Mistakes 61 Not Understanding the Limitations of First-Person POV Why this is a mistake: Many novice writers drift toward first- person POV because they think it is the easiest, when in reality it is the most difficult voice to write in. The solution: First person means you use the word I quite a bit. It is giving the camera to one character and letting that character film a documentary while doing a voiceover.

When you make contact with editors, you have to work with them because they have a deadline and a certain space for each piece they buy. If you establish a good working relationship, often you will find them coming back to you instead of the other way around. The solution: Don’t do it. When you feel you’ve revised your 96 Part VII: Selling Your Work 70 Solutions to Common Writing Mistakes manuscript as much as possible, and it’s as close to perfect as you can get it, consult a directory like Guide to Literary Agents, do some research to identify appropriate agents, and start submitting.

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