Award-winning editor and expert book consultant Ally Machate joins host Autocrit and sponsor BookBaby to examine the most common problems that leave otherwise promising books languishing at the bottom of the slush pile… forever.
In this exciting webinar, Ally will explore the benefits of having high-quality work that is polished to a professional standard. And she’ll share some specific tips on how to improve your draft using AutoCrit, one of her favorite editing tools, or without it.
You will learn:
- Simple ways to identify and resolve common (but elusive!) problems in your own novel, short story, or memoir.
- Tips for keeping readers’ attention, polishing your manuscript at the technical level, and getting objective feedback before you submit or go to press.
- Why it’s so crucial that your manuscript is as clean, properly formatted, and well-written as possible before submitting to agents, publishers, or self-publishing to the open market. There can be few so ruthless as unhappy paying customers!
- Additional invaluable advice and insights from “the other side of the table,” which every aspiring author should hear.
Stay tuned for more speaking engagement announcements as Ally helps writers evaluate their manuscripts and see what they need for publication. Live webinars are also a great opportunity to ask questions and participate in discussions with other authors, editors and publishers.