Archive for May 2010
DO YOU HAVE HEADERS IN YOUR NONFICTION MANUSCRIPT?
If you’re writing a nonfiction book other than a memoir, you’ll need to break up your text with headers. Good headers are like signs on the highway that reassure you that you’re going in the right direction (“Chicago/O’Hare”), orient you (“Chicago 45 milesj”), and tell you when you need to switch roads (“Exit for Dundee…Read More
HOW TO FIND A LITERARY AGENT
People often ask me how to find a literary agent. Because literary agents work entirely on spec (meaning they don’t earn a dime until they sell your book AND the check has cleared their bank account), they’re not always easy to procure. This is my basic advice on how to find a literary agent:Read More
COLOR CODING AND SCISSORS AND TAPE: BEST EDITING TOOLS!
When ghostwriting a book based on a manuscript that has scattered bits and pieces of ideas and notes from conversations with the expert, I use are to me the best editing tools: color coding in Word and scissors and tape.Read More