No-No’s That Stop an Editor Cold

Janette Rallison started her class at LDStorymakers with a statement that all of you should understand: Agents, editors and publishers will continue reading your manuscript until you give them a reason to stop.

Any of the items listed below are reasons to stop reading:

  • Problems with POV
  • Improper use of dialog tags
  • Starting your book too far away from the world-changing event that propels your characters
  • Lack of character motivation and/or goals
  • Sentence structure and grammar issues

Janette went into detail on these and other no-no’s and gave examples of correct and incorrect ways to deal with them.

Before you submit, be sure to check and double-check your manuscript for these things.

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Author: LDS Publisher

I am an anonymous blogger who works in the LDS publishing industry. I blog about topics that help authors seeking publication and about published fiction by LDS authors.

2 thoughts on “No-No’s That Stop an Editor Cold”

  1. I agree with Tristi, I missed it, I apreciate you posting the details.

    Thank you

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