5 Things An Editor Wants To See On Your Manuscript’s First Page

You must have heard of the Mickey Spillane quote that’s often-repeated in writer circles: The first page sells this book. The last page sells your next. Editors at publishing houses and literary agencies have very little time on their hands – typically twenty or thirty seconds per manuscript during the evaluation phase. They will read […]


“Never confuse movement with action” – Ernest Hemingway All of us have had someone look over the stuff we’ve written and say to us – not without a note of sympathy in their voice – that while the writing is good and the grammar is correct and the style is top notch, what we have […]