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Critiquing to Improve a Manuscript

While teaching and critiquing novels at conferences around the country, I’ve learned a number of common problem with new writers. By improving each of the areas below, pre-published authors or authors planning to self-publish will have more polished, professional-looking manuscripts to present to a reader or to an agent or editor. The most common manuscript […]

Advice For Novelists From Hollywood – Part 2

Advice For Novelists Part 1 contained suggestions on a new approach to evaluating how a novel is written. Rather than following the typical rules taught in most workshop, Ted Baehr, media critic and Chairman of the Christian Film and Television Commission and publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Movieguide, a website and biweekly journal that evaluates motion […]