Monthly Archives: June 2015

Writer Q&As: Writing Speech

I have two characters that play central roles throughout the story. Granny mutters and mumbles to herself, talks aloud to the dog and the TV. Question, should her talking aloud be in: ➢ Quotes? ➢ Italics? ➢ Normal part of prose but on a new line as dialogue? Carol’s current life events trigger past ...read more

Posted by: Lindsay Glauser

Writer Q&As: Submitting Manuscripts to Publishers & Agents

What is the best mode of packaging a manuscript for an agent or publisher? Should I use Word, Microsoft Publisher, or a PDF? How far do you need to go in terms of making sure the margins, spaces between paragraphs, etc. are uniform in style? It’s crucial to prepare your manuscript ...read more

Posted by: Lindsay Glauser

Writer Q&As: Exploring Scene

How do you “dig deep” in a scene to write it in the most compelling way possible? Are there techniques for exploring different options? Assume that you need you to dig deeper whenever you write a scene: it’s rare that this is not the case. Next, learn how to recognize what the ...read more

Posted by: Lindsay Glauser