Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Winning the Paperback in Your Hand contest 5

Here's a fifth tip for those planning to enter the Paperback in Your Hand Contest at http://www.affordablemanuscriptassessments.com (or any other writing contest for that matter!)

Enter a project you feel passionate about.

Sometimes, strategies of market study and technical proficiency are enough, but winners often have that little bit extra. You might call it spark, passion or X-factor. It's difficult to categorise but unmistakable to see. Care about what you're writing, whether it's a recipe book, a family history, a poetry collection or a comic novel. If you find yourself smiling, sniffling, laughing or just grinning like a harvest moon when you think of your manuscript, then you care, and that's half way to making others see the light emerging from the bushell.


Anonymous said...

Great tips, Sal. Looking forward to our phone conversation. Maybe Monday or Sunday??

Anonymous said...

Hi sally,
Thanks for the tips and i look forward to your feedback.
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