Simple Writing Rules

PROSE

In order to get your manuscript to publication standard you’ll have to pay attention to –

 

Articles, verb forms, pronouns, punctuation, prepositions, subject-verb agreements, infinitives, only one type of English, verb tense, spellings, quantifiers, particles and wordiness.

Many publisher websites ask for work to be proofread and free of grammatical nasties before submission.

Pages of Book
Pages of Book

Novel building
 

Fiction facets

 

Characters – need to be understood, if not liked; motivation

 

Surprises – taking fiction tropes into new directions, twists, and turns.

 

Quality writing – voice, tone, humour, grammar

 

Pace – cliff hangers entice emotions. Tension building, satisfaction

Fiction facets + prose = quality

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