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.
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
- Passion for a project
SOURCES REFERENCED IN THE VIDEO:
- Publishable: HOW TO WRITE A STORY THAT SELLS: Writing to Market vs. Chasing Trends | Publishable: Episode 7
- The Balance Careers: What is Third Person Omniscient Point of View and Anna Karenina
- Purdue University: Active Versus Passive Voice
- University of Wisconsin – Madison: Use the Active Voice
- BOOK FORMATTING: Meg’s word document template for formatting your manuscript (When you subscribe to the newsletter and confirm your subscription, you will receive an auto-reply with links to the template.)