Showing posts with label preparing your manuscript for submission. Show all posts
Showing posts with label preparing your manuscript for submission. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Have questions on formatting your manuscript or building a brand?

Preparing a manuscript to send to editors or publishers causes much angst among writers. If you are one of them, visit this site and get all your questions answered in one place.

http://theeditorsblog.net/2011/01/05/format-your-novel-for-submission/                   
The editors blog is one of the best sites for writers to learn how to write, how to submit, and how to handle many writing dilemmas.

Another good blog

This writer at No Rules Just Write expresses my sentiments exactly on how to become a well-known and well-read author.

http://www.norulesjustwrite.com/how-to-brand-yourself-without-a-red-hot-iron-and-cow-or-blood-sweat-and-tears/
Many times writers worry over how to become known and appreciated. First you must write good books. Not just one book. If you want to write for the public, you must continue to write good books.


Learn how to write well and then follow C.J. Lyons advice. Give back to your readers. Be generous to others.

Let me know what you think on these subjects.

Friday, June 21, 2013

We have Carol Crawford to help us with our memoir, essay, short story

Carol Crawford, writer and poet, mother and wife,
Director of the Blue Ridge Writers Conference, will teach at Writers Circle on July 9, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
I hope all of you within driving distance of Writers Circle in Hayesville, NC will take the opportunity to be with us when Carol Crawford teaches a class for prose writers, fiction and non-fiction, that will help us prepare our manuscript for submitting to a journal or anthology, and that will give our work the best chance to be selected for publication.

Big Picture Revision
Never mind the commas – there are often bigger things to think about when you finish a first draft and begin the work of revision.  
In this workshop we will take a piece you have written and look at it with fresh eyes, finding its natural trajectory and structure.  We will clarify what’s confusing and emphasize what’s strong, so that you can write the story you want to write. 
"Please bring a short (1000 word) essay, story or excerpt for us to work on during the class."

 Carol's essays, fiction and poetry have been published in the Concho River Review, the Chattahoochee Review, the Southern Humanities Review, the Journal of Appalachian Studies, and others.  She is director of FLAG Adult Education and volunteer coordinator for the annual Blue Ridge Writers' Conference.  Carol is a graduate of Baylor University, and a native of Texas, but she lives in the north Georgia mountains now.

This is our first time to have Carol teach at Writers Circle, but I hope it won't be the last. While we seem to have a large number of poets as instructors, we want to also hold classes for non-poets or those, like me, who write both poetry and prose.

Register by calling 828-389-4441 to reserve your place, or mail your check for $30.00 to Writers Circle 581 Chatuge Lane, Hayesville, NC 28904


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