Synopses & Reviews
Write a manuscript that sells
Fight your fears with the practical knowledge and advice found in No More Rejections
Even the greatest writers have had their work rejected. But you can skip that setback with No More Rejections. Inside, successful author, former literary agent and editor Alice Orr provides 50 invaluable secrets to writing a salable manuscript.
Orr will guide you on the road to success by combining lessons on craft with lessons on marketing including:
Scoping out salable story ideas
Creating compelling characters
Writing an opening sentence that sizzles
Crafting sex scenes that satisfy
You'll discover that this fresh approach to writing fiction offers the advice you need to get your work published. From writing the story to writing the sales pitch, you'll find a wealth of information for improving your story and getting it sold
Turn "no" into "yes" with these tips and techniques that help writers think about their book's marketability while writing it.
If you'd like to turn a publisher's or editor's No
, you'll find invaluable advice in No More Rejections
. Each chapter is broken down into practical Secrets for thinking up original ideas, moving your story forward, developing characters with character, setting the scene, staying true to your style, and writing big bang endings.
Using critiques of actual manuscripts, Orr clearly points out how things get off track when the writing gets loose, the punches miss their targets, the characters fall flat, and the whole story meanders. Orr's advice and experience kicks in and she provides suggestions so that the original hook that had you so excited to begin your story does not get lost.
It's often said that "rejection is a part of the writing business," and aspiring writers are advised to learn to live with being rejected again and again. Not anymore! With the invaluable hints in No More Rejections
, readers will learn how to turn "No" into "Yes."
Successful literary agent, author, and former editor Alice Orr combines lessons on craft with lessons on marketing to create a series of tips and techniques that help writers think about their book's marketability while they write it. Chapters feature lessons on:
- Scoping out salable story ideas
- Creating compelling characters
- Writing an opening sentence that sizzles
- Crafting sex scenes that satisfy
- And more!
From writing the story itself to writing the pitch that sells the story, this book has it all!
50 Secrets to Writing a Manuscript That Sells. The 50 essentials that Orr discusses will help writers think about what they need to do prior to writing and submitting their work so that it has the best chance possible of being published.
About the Author
In addition to owning her own literary agency for 10 years, Alice Orr is an award-winning romance/suspense author whose books include Protect Me, Love; Manhattan Heat; and Dear Santa. She lives in Burton, Washington.