Month: June 2014

4 Steps to a Writing Routine You Won’t Want to Break

Guest post by Emmanuel Nataf You’ve wanted to write a novel for ages, but can’t seem to ever find the time to start writing. Or maybe you’ve started and just keep hitting walls. Why? For most of us, the answer is that commitments like family, jobs, and life keep getting in the way. Or, it might be , and these obstacles are what you tell yourself are the issue. All…

How to Format Your Manuscript (Even If You Hate Computers)

Before an Acquisitions Editor or an Agent reads a word of your manuscript, they can tell if it’s properly formatted. That’s crucial. Why? It’s about more than looks. Sure, they’re going to decide on buying your work largely on the writing and market potential. So why is formatting so important? Any errors will have to be fixed before printing — which adds costs on their end. Poor formatting indicates that…