All posts tagged: getting rejected in writing

Write on, Wednesday: Can this Manuscript Be Saved?

By Leslie Lindsay There are seven reasons a writer gets rejected, at least according to Susan Meier, romance writer of many.  Want to know what they are? 1.  Your story doesn’t fit with our line/publishing house.  As a writer, you will hear this as, “Not right for us.” 2.  There is not enough emotion/action/romance or perhaps too much (especially if you are writing fiction and it comes across as too romance-y). 3.  Bad characters. 4.  Weak story or lack of plot 5.  Poor dialogue 6.  And this one is left blank 7.  So is this one… (I was frantically taking notes at the Spring Fling Writer’s Conference at the end of April.  We were trying to cram waay too much into this workshop–yet, ironically it was one of my favorite ones I attended.) As a writer, you have three entry points for the reader to become captivated: 1.  Your scenes–>that all builds pacing and momentum 2.  Your story 3.  Your words–>the tone and how those words build your character However, a good story does not …