Ask The Editor

January 5, 2009

Freebie manuscript critiques!

How can you hope to get your book published in a market that’s getting tougher every day?

Although it may seem counter-intuitive, new authors sometimes have an easier time getting agents and publishers than do published authors with less-than-blockbuster track records. Acquiring editors are always looking for the next new publishing sensation.

But here’s the catch. Only the most marketable, engaging stories have any chance of attracting agents and, eventually, publishers. Editors have no time to work with diamonds in the rough. They need polished gems.

So, starting in the month of February, I’ll be offering free critiques on Ask the Editor of the first 3 to 5 pages of select manuscripts. Using these manuscript excerpts, I’ll point out what works, what doesn’t and why, and how to improve the overall effect so that the reader gets caught up in the action.

If you’d like your work critiqued on Ask the Editor, the email address for submission and other details on sending your work may be found here.

Remember, even if it’s not your manuscript I’m commenting upon, my guess is that you’ll come away with valuable tools to help you refine your own work.

UPDATE: Critiques offer above is suspended indefinitely as I am swamped with work at the moment.

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