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DON'T SABOTAGE YOUR SUBMISSION
"Winner of the 2009 Benjamin Franklin Award"

* Discover why 90% of fiction manuscripts are rejected quickly, long before your characters and plot are read.
* Learn to spot the clues to average writing-and how to find and fix them in your own work.
* See how an editor analyzes the techniques of 215 writers who got right what most writers get wr
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Paperback, 312 pages
Published September 5th 2000 by Bella Rosa Books
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Anthony
Jun 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I met Chris at a NCWN Conf and as a result became a member of SIC. Chris has put her 40 years of experience into a pithy exposé of what it takes to avoid being consigned to the slush pile. This is a quick concise must read explaining how to send a read worthy manuscript to an agent and getting past the vetting process in publishing.
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Recommends it for: fiction writers
An editor and slush pile reader explains the mistakes that can get a manuscript rejected and tells how to avoid them.
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I am grateful for Chris Roerden's knowledge shared in this book. It presents dozens of insights that have guided me in my writing. My understand of the craft is stronger, as well as my belief in my ability to write a worth while story. Many thanks Chris!
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Sometimes a little corny, but full of lots of good information for serious writers.
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Insider information from Agatha Award-winning author and book editor Chris Roerden (44 years in publishing) about getting your manuscript past the important gatekeepers. Chris is also a former university instructor of writing (U of So. Maine, U of Wisc-Milwaukee), past president of a trade association of 250 commercial and university presses, and editor for authors published by St. Martin's Press, ...more
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