The Magic Number – What’s in Your Word Count?

I’ve had so many conversations about word count , and I’ve responded to many queries with a request for the author to add more material to make it marketable, or to edit (in some cases drastically!) to bring the word count within that same range that I thought I would share with you the one magic number. This isn’t the be-all, end-all number, and this isn’t for every author and every genre and every circumstance. But generally speaking, this is the number you’re looking for: Continue reading


5 Manuscript Polishing Tips – Verbs

Unpolished writing is probably the #1 reason manuscripts are rejected. This could be easily avoided if we take a close look at our verbs. Here is a themed list of five things to pay attention to as you take one more look through your manuscripts with those pesky verbs in mind. Continue reading