Back to the Query Basics: Spelling, Punctuation, and Syntax

This post is brought to you by the one and only, Lisha Cauthen. Been a long while since we talked about the nuts and bolts of query-letter writing. Today, let's discuss a very simple step that if skipped, will sink your chances of getting an agent: CHECKING YOUR SPELLING, PUNCTUATION, AND SYNTAX First, use Spellcheck.... Continue Reading →

Critiquing for Maximum Benefit and Minimum Hurt Feelings–part 7 of 7, TUNING THE MECHANICS

First of all, congratulations to each and every writer out there who has stuck with Ye Olde Subb It Clubbe's series on how to critique. May your dedication be rewarded with a hefty contract. Today we discuss correcting the grammar and punctuation in your critique partner's manuscript. In general, don't. That is not what critiquing... Continue Reading →

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