Are you having trouble getting an agent or editor to take a serious look at your manuscript? The market is tough for sure but there may be more to it than that. Perhaps it's time for some spring cleaning where your novel is concerned. There is always room for improvement and those who seek it are the ones who will survive in this hardening market.
Don't worry though, you don't have to invest hundreds of dollars in classes, conferences, or workshops just to improve. There are other methods. In previous posts you may remember me mentioning The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman. While this tutorial book isn't for everyone, it may be for you. If you're working on your first, second, or even third novel, or are looking for an agent, there's a lot you can learn from this book. If you're an advanced author with a few traditionally published titles under your belt, it may not be for you.
The main draw of this book is that it will improve the basics of your writing and it will teach you what literary agents look for when they're deciding whether or not to take you on as a client. It's worth it purely for the fact that it will teach you what makes them reject you and show you how not to do it.
Since I love my followers so much I decided rather than just tell you all about the book I'm going to give it away to one lucky follower. When Heather's Odyssey hits 100 followers I'll give away The First Five Pages to one follower. To choose I'll be using the Random List Generator.
Here are the rules:
*Giveaway to commence once Heather's Odyssey hits 100 followers.
*If you follow me here and on Twitter you'll be entered twice!
*If your Twitter tag is different be sure to let me know what it is in your comment!
*To be entered you must leave me a comment on this post and let me know you'd like to participate and whether you follow me in one or both areas.
While we're waiting for Heather's Odyssey to reach 100 followers you can check out The First Five Pages here: http://www.noahlukeman.com/