Preparation DFWCON: The Manuscript

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The most important document you’ll bring with you beside the query letter, business cards, a positive attitude, and maybe the little extrovert hidden deep inside of you is your manuscript. If an agent happens to be interested, you’ll want to ensure you have polished it up real nice. Here are some sites that’ll aid you in the editing process as well as an editing excerpt from my upcoming “how to” book, “Finish that Manuscript You Started” Even if you aren’t attending a conference, these are great tools, especially if you need to polish your manuscript before sending it to an editor, which can potentially save money on editing cost too.

SITES

Editing Tips

Self Editing 

Grammerly.com

fiction writer mentor

Line Editing 

 

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Preparation DFWCON: The Query

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One of the most important aspects of attending a conference of any sort is being prepared. Yesterday we covered The Pitch. Today, we’ll cover the query letter. From what I learned thus far, it should be to the point, and to remember you are selling your manuscript. I found some sites that aid in writing the query letter, while giving examples. Feel free to add more suggestions  or sites recommendations in the comments. Tomorrow, we’ll discuss the manuscript.

Roesmary

Query letter

10 do’s and don’ts

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Preparation DFWCON: The Pitch

 

First, I apologize. I’ve been M.I.A. lately. I’ve been preparing my manuscript for my pitch session at the upcoming DFW Writers Conference (DFWCON). In addition, I’m practicing my pitch and writing my query letter. Today, I’d like to share with you a few sites that have help me with, THE PITCH, which could easily be mistaken for another word. HA! Recently, I attended Writers Bloc luncheon and had the pleasure to hear, Rosemary Clement speak. She offers some tips on her site. In addition, I found these helpful sites. Feel free to add tips and/or site recommendations in the comments below. In addition, if you are attending the conference, comment below or email me at Ebbyslane@gmail.com. Perhaps, we can practice our pitch together.

 The Pitch Sites

PDF Download of tips for the The Pitch

The Perfect Pitch

How to Pitch

7 Tips for Pitching

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WOMEN AUTHORS SPOLIGHT: Jane Austen

It’s the last day of March and the ending to the Women Authors Spotlight series for now. My full line up was  Chimamanda Adichie, Toni Morrison, Monica Ali and I’m ending with,  what I liked to call, a throwback author. I had to include her because if you haven’t read Jane Austen, you’ve been living under a rock. Her most notably novels: Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Pride and Prejudice, and Mansfield Park, just to name a few. I thought it interesting her name wasn’t well-known until after death since most of her novels were published anonymously. In addition, her novels didn’t conform to what was considered popular in her era, which I appreciate. I love when writers create their own rules and it works.

I appreciate her style of writing known for her satirical commentary. Many literary quotes derived from her works. Though, I haven’t read all of her novels my two favorites thus far are Pride and Prejudice and Emma. What are some of your favorites from Jane Austen? Who are some of your favorite women authors? Did you enjoy the series?

 

Living in the Moment,

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Monica Ali

Toni Morrison

Chimamanda Adichie


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