70 Solutions to Common Writing Mistakes by Bob Mayer

By Bob Mayer

70 strategies to universal Writing error explores an array of nonfiction and fiction writing gaffes after which offers unique quickly fixes you should use to instantly increase the standard of your writing.

Written via Bob Mayer, best-selling novelist and co-author of Don't glance Down, the ebook is damaged down into 8 special components to completely conceal such issues as: writing behavior, concept iteration, tale and plot improvement, scene and constitution basics, personality construction, modifying and rewriting concepts, ideas for promoting your paintings, and insider details on navigating the publishing undefined.

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What are you trying to achieve with it? Are you primarily promoting yourself, or your writing? The two are not necessarily the same thing. For a while I was doing too much with my Web site, trying to promote my books, my speaking career, my teaching, etc. When your message is too broad, it doesn’t get across. So the first thing is to decide what your goal is. As with most other things, less is more. There is often a desire to go with all the bells and whistles that can be loaded on a Web site these days, but think about how you feel when you hit a site that takes forever to load.

Frankly, seeing them as enemies is profoundly self-defeating. Everyone has the same goal: to publish good books. When an agent or editor gets treated as a partner in the process, she tends to become less a gate-keeper and more of a facilitator. Remember that agents and editors are people, too. They’re just trying to do their jobs in a difficult business. Try to keep their perspective in mind when you approach them. Doing so just might put you ahead of the pack. Why this is a mistake: In any gathering of authors, sooner or later you pick up a we-they attitude, where authors seem to be on one side, and editors and agents and publishers seem to be on the other, as if the two groups were enemies locked in an eternal battle.

While the saying is that the squeaky wheel gets the grease, in publishing it’s more likely the squeaky wheel gets tossed in the trash bin. worth the expense and time to make the journey to sit down and have a lunch with your agent, even if there is no specific business to be discussed. I’ve heard it said there are six hundred people in the publishing business. I think there are more than that, but the longer I’m in it, the more I keep seeing the same people again and again. I also know that I’m still in publishing not just because I learned the craft, but also because I got out of the house and made personal contact with people.

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