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By Bob Mayer

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

Written through Bob Mayer, best-selling novelist and co-author of Don't glance Down, the e-book is damaged down into 8 precise components to entirely disguise such themes as: writing behavior, inspiration new release, tale and plot improvement, scene and constitution basics, personality production, modifying and rewriting ideas, thoughts for promoting your paintings, and insider info on navigating the publishing undefined.

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And it is understandable why writers would be tempted to go along with this; it is, after all, so hard to get professional feedback. Even writer’s groups don’t necessarily generate professional-level feedback. These agents say they charge these fees to cover their overhead costs. Since their slush pile is so large, they figure they can kill two birds with one reading by charging a fee. There are several problems with this reading fee, though. org), a nonprofit organization of independent literary agents.

Yet rejection is an integral part of a writer’s life. You can’t take it personally. And you do need to learn to use it in as positive a way as possible. Most of the time rejection comes as a form letter or slip, so there’s little to be learned. But sometimes you actually get some sort of feedback. 98 70 Solutions to Common Writing Mistakes Part VII: Selling Your Work 99 Comparing Stalking Your to a Best-Selling Why this is a mistake: Who likes to be stalked? Agents and edi- Book Work Why this is a mistake: Some how-to-sell books and articles sug- gest that you compare your work to something that is easily recognizable and best-selling.

70 70 Solutions to Common Writing Mistakes Conflict is inherent in your characters, not created by situation. And it’s the key to the success of your story. Part V: Characters 71 The solution: Before you begin writing, make sure you under- Not Understanding Your Characters’ Motivations stand your characters’ motivations, particularly each character’s primary motivator. Once these are locked into place, you no longer control your characters. They are going to act and react like real people. Sometimes they may surprise even you, the author, with their actions.

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