If your initial pitch to an editor is not well-researched or well-written, you won't even make it to square one with that publication or publisher. What are the common errors, and where can you find examples of bad practice?
How should you pitch a publisher with your book proposal? Or, to look at this another way, how should you not do so? This book answers that question.
Another article in the 'bad writing' series, 7 Features of Bad Writing suggests some common characteristics of poor prose. Any one of these 'sins' would serve as an indicator, especially if they occur more than once or twice.
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This book may be thirty years old, but its advice is still pertinent. If you want to have a blitz or crackdown against, or shake-up of, bad writing (all examples of 'tabloidese'), then this is the book for you.
Do you know the difference between a Foreword, a Preface and an Introduction? I didn't either until I found an excellent article on the web.
Writing in your head can be a good idea -- and you don't need to type it out.
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