iWriterly Video: Why Literary Agents & Editors REJECT a Book After the FIRST PAGE: 14 Red Flags | PART 2

LEARN FOURTEEN more RED FLAGS IN EDITING AND HOW INDUSTRY PROS KNOW A BOOK ISN’T READY FOR PUBLICATION.

Most literary agents know after the first page (or first few pages) if a manuscript is ready or if the writer needs more time to polish their writing and hone their craft.

WATCH PART ONE: Why Literary Agents & Editors REJECT a Book After the FIRST PAGE: 7 Red Flags

In this video, Meg LaTorre will go through 14 EDITING RED FLAGS.

Topics covered in this video:

  • Trends in the marketplace for book publishing
  • Query letter vs. opening pages
  • Unclear genre
  • Authorial authority
  • POV: Omniscient, third person, & first person
  • Passive vs. active voice
  • Spoon-feeding the reader
  • Language and style of writing
  • Industry-standard formatting
  • Diversity
  • Passion for a project

 

 

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