Tips to avoid bad beginnings and engage readers from the first sentence.
Making your pitch stand out in a sea of submissions takes more than plugging words into a formula. You must find your manuscript’s “it” factor and make that your point of sale.
Bad writing advice, and even good advice that doesn’t work for your story, can completely ruin your manuscript. Trying too hard to follow someone else’s writing rules is letting someone else author your story.
Not every story needs deep POV, but some stories can’t be told without it
Vague pitches rob your query of its power. Don’t waste your precious 140 characters with these dead weight phrases.
Stories have to have a conflict. Without conflict, there’s no tension, and, frankly, no reason for anyone to read your story.
Is Twitter really the best place to pitch your book? Before you enter a contest make sure you actually want to win.