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There are five things Getting editors and editors to study your book
It' s not my favorite part of the work, but during my editorship I've seen several hundred, maybe even a thousand entries. Besides my own entries to various publishing houses, I have also seen a manuscript for a major London publishing house. That means I was fortunate enough to get some crisp covers and summaries.
I' ve also seen some horrible ones. Publication often seems puzzling from the outside, but is actually quite easy. You like nothing better than to sign new writers and get a kick so that the writers can study this new author's work. This also applies to the publishers' editorial staff (if you contact one of the few who still accepts unwanted contributions).
Please, please, don't do this. Amazingly, we girls aren't used to doing manual work, stroking kitties or fainting in front of beautiful clothes, and many of us work as publisher, agent and editor. Indeed, some of the most powerful individuals I know in the field of publication are actually female. Concentrate your quest. Run your letters, summary and example chapter through the spell checker.
To be an auteur you don't have to be great at writing, vocabulary and phrasing - that's why we have great reviewers and correctors - but you don't want your readers to give up desperately because there are three misspellings in your first line. Put your script in a dull, plain typeface, like Times New Roman or Arial, and duplicate it.
It is not uncommon for publishers to hear ten thousand words every single workingday. Do you know your projects and know the audiences you think you like? When writing for children, name your intended group. And if you don't know what kind of people your work would attract, go to your regional bookstore or bookstore and continue until you know.
When you' re an adult, don't post a novel and say you think it has the capacity to be a graphical novel, or create a romantic and say you' re ready to turn it into a fiction one. It' great to be agile, and when you pull an asset ashore, you need to be able to risk and adjust your work, but right now it will help to get more involved with your work.
Yes, operatives need to know what's going on in the book, but please avoid blow-by-blowwriting. I have seen summaries with a whole A4 page per section, which is much, much too much. However gripping your story may be, a long summary is often boring to look at, and you don't want your readers to get sidetracked or falling sleep because you have so much background story in it.
You' d like your summary to be so convincing that your future agents feel inquisitive, no, to continue reading desperately! If you get a bunch of refusals, please don't be depressed. Keep in mind, it only needs one individual to fell in awe of your letter and turn the whole thing around.