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By Bob Mayer

70 strategies to universal Writing errors explores an array of nonfiction and fiction writing gaffes after which presents exact fast fixes you should use to instantly increase the standard of your writing.

Written through Bob Mayer, best-selling novelist and co-author of Don't glance Down, the ebook is damaged down into 8 particular elements to entirely conceal such subject matters as: writing conduct, suggestion new release, tale and plot improvement, scene and constitution basics, personality production, enhancing and rewriting concepts, strategies for promoting your paintings, and insider info on navigating the publishing undefined.

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They march in with their cards printed up, with a stack of cover letters and synopses, and plan on going home with a book contract. 9 percent of those people go home very disappointed. The odds of landing a book contract at a conference are miniscule. Yes, you hear those urban publishing legends. And that’s what they are: legends. Writers also go to conferences focused too much on editors and agents and not enough on the writers on the faculty. Too often editors and agents will sit on panels and spend the entire time telling you what they don’t want and how to make their jobs easier.

In a perfect world, we would create our masterpieces, send them out, have a check sent to us, and never have to leave our house. That is also one of the biggest mistakes a writer can make. Early in my career I used to actually boast that I had never met my agent or my editor face to face. That writing was a business you could conduct without faceto-face meetings. It is, but not one you can conduct well in that manner. Writers tend to over-rely on e-mail. It has made us lazy. And it was stupid of me to sit at home and not meet my agent and editors face to face.

The solution: Don’t overedit your early drafts of your work, no matter how tempted you are. Move forward in the project. Don’t worry about those weird things in the early drafts that nag you. The nagging is good; you just might need those weird things later on. Part VI: Editing & Rewriting 85 Not Listening to Too Much Feedback Why this is a mistake: It is possible to get so overwhelmed with feedback on your writing that you stall out. Everyone has an opinion. The question is whether that opinion is of any value.

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