Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday Round-Up - #163


Gina Conroy, at Writer Interrupted, welcomes Camy Tang. She writes about the Top Ten Mistakes in Manuscripts and gives some excellent advice.

What, if anything, would you add to her list?

Have a safe, blessed 4th of July celebration!


17 comments:

Jan Cline said...

This looks like something to study. going to read it on my road trip this weekend! Thanks & Happy 4th

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jan -

Camy Tang is well-known not only for her books, but also for her classes. I hope you find something in this article to apply to your own writing.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Terri Tiffany said...

Stopping by to say have a good weekend-- I once took a course from Camy and she is really good!

Marja said...

I wouldn't dare to add something else to her list, which is very complete.
Have a great weekend Susan, enjoy.

PS: I mentioned you on my blog and I 've mailed you with a question...

Sassy Granny ... said...

The Top 11th on my list would actually be my number one: don't NOT start a manuscript :)

Chatty Crone said...

I'm here to wish you a happy 4th of July.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri -

I've looked through her Story Sensei and website. She's an excellent teacher.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Marja -

I received your email and responded. I'll pop by your blog. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kathleen -

Oh...yes...good one!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Chatty -

Thank you! We're truly blessed to live in this great nation.

I'm determined to visit as many of my blogging buddies as possible this weekend. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susan .. I guess # 11 would be read her work, and/or attend her classes

Enjoy the 4th July weekend ..

Cheers Hilary

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Hilary -

A very good #11! I'm sure Camy would approve. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Thanks for the great link. Hope all is going well for you.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kathi -

You're welcome! I'm busy preparing for a writers conference. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Nancy said...

That is a great list. I just have one objection. If I have to go back and reread a scene to see who said what because it is important to know this and the author hasn't made it clear, then I'd rather have an amateaur ,"said Bill," than glowing writing. I don't like to waste my time doing this.
All of her other points are good to know.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Nancy -

Yes, it's always good to know who's doing the talking. An occasional, "said, Sally," is better than confusing the reader.

Blessings,
Susan :)

kristen said...

Hi Susan!
Great post! Thanks for directing us to it.
I'm a little late to comment, but I'd say another basic thing to know is how to set up a manuscript. Margins, starting chapter a 1/3 of the way down, how to do a header, and other basic things to make you look professional. Sometimes those kinds of little things can make all the difference.
Thanks