Sunday, April 10, 2011

Submit Manuscripts That Shine

Dawn Goldsmith, a successful freelance writer who Christian Science Monitor frequenty features, shared these ten before submitting a manuscript tips:

Things I look for in a manuscript that's ready to submit,
1. Grammar and mechanics are as clean as I can get them.
2. When read aloud it flows smoothly without glitches.
3. What I'm trying to explain is easy to understand.
4. It has energy.
5. Is free of clichés and overused words.
6. Provides something new to whatever topic is being discussed.
7. Offers something original, or from a new perspective.
8. Has some humor or a balance of light and serious.
9. I've checked my facts; checked everything for accuracy.
10. It makes me smile.

Visit Dawn's blogs, http://www.subversivestitch.blogspot.com/, http://www.wordsogold.blogspot.com/.

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