iWriterly Video: How a Literary Agent or Editor Knows Your Book Isn’t Ready for Publication (YET)

IS YOUR BOOK READY TO PUBLISH OR QUERY?

Have you written a manuscript, but you’re not sure if it’s ready for the query trenches? Or maybe you have queried literary agents and you have yet to receive a partial or full request on your manuscript. Or have you self-published a novel and aren’t getting the reader reaction you’d hoped for?

🚩 In this episode of iWriterly, we will discuss nine red flags in editing, and why editors, literary agents, or readers might be rejecting your manuscript.

We will review:

  • Red flags of newbie writers
  • Where to start your story
  • Telling vs. showing
  • How to weave in backstory
  • Floating heads
  • Adjective-/adverb-heavy writing
  • Character voice
  • Unlikeable protagonists
  • How to research for your novel

 

 

This episode of iWriterly is a clip from a Kiingo Podcast episode with Ross Hartmann. Click here to watch the full episode.