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By Bob Mayer

70 strategies to universal Writing blunders explores an array of nonfiction and fiction writing gaffes after which offers specific speedy fixes you should use to right away enhance the standard of your writing.

Written by way of Bob Mayer, best-selling novelist and co-author of Don't glance Down, the booklet is damaged down into 8 targeted elements to completely conceal such themes as: writing behavior, inspiration iteration, tale and plot improvement, scene and constitution basics, personality construction, modifying and rewriting suggestions, innovations for promoting your paintings, and insider info on navigating the publishing undefined.

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Find readers who will stick with you through the entire manuscript, not readers who will chew up a random chapter and spit it back to you. Moving On Why this is a mistake: A book is a large investment of time and energy. Often over a year’s worth. Simply just typing 100,000 words takes a long time. Most writers don’t want to let go of that much work. I’ve watched writers come back year after year to the same writers conference with the same manuscript, reworked and edited, trying to sell it. Rewriting can only fix so much.

While fiction mote the book. There is a right way and a wrong way to do a proposal. If a proposal is done incorrectly, it doesn’t matter how exciting the idea is, it won’t make it past the first screener. The solution: Take the time to do your proposal correctly. Get a book on writing nonfiction proposals, like the third edition of Michael Larsen’s How to Write a Book Proposal, and follow the format in it. You may also want to consider attending a conference where there is a presentation or two on nonfiction proposals.

Title your work accordingly. 90 Part VII: Selling Your Work 70 Solutions to Common Writing Mistakes 91 Writing a Bad Query Letter Writing a Bad Synopsis Why this is a mistake: Query letters are sales tools. Plain and Why this is a mistake: A synopsis is a short summary of a novel, simple. To hook an agent or editor into taking a look at your manuscript or article, you have to write a great query letter. If your topic or storyline is muddled and ambiguous, then the acquiring agent or editor is going to assume that your manuscript will be as well.

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