The 3 Essential Questions to Ask When Editing Your MS

By Catherine Matthews Pencils down, computer off—you’ve officially finished your manuscript. Hooray! Congratulations! Now you’re off to find an agent…except that there’s just one more step you need to take before pursuing representation. You, my friend, have reached the editing stage—and it’s the most crucial point in your writing journey, because without it you may … Continue reading The 3 Essential Questions to Ask When Editing Your MS

Eight Rookie Mistakes to Watch for in Your Writing

A few months ago I was digging through the boxes of my old stuff at my parents’ house looking for goodness knows what and happened upon the flash drive containing all of my high school writing endeavors. I was so excited to plug in the flash drive and start reading. But man, am I happy … Continue reading Eight Rookie Mistakes to Watch for in Your Writing

What Are Agents Really Looking for in Partials and Fulls?

Lots of writers ask why agents bother asking for a partial manuscript. After all, what can agents really find in those fifty pages? Wouldn’t it save a lot of time if agents just asked for the full? Short answer? No. Not at all. Aside from just saving a lot of time, agents are also looking … Continue reading What Are Agents Really Looking for in Partials and Fulls?