Thursday, October 23, 2008

Putting Another Book on the Shelf

I’m adding another book to my Writer’s Bookshelf. “The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile” by Noah Lukeman, the author of the Amazon Short "How to Write a Great Query Letter."

Mr. Lukeman is a literary agent and he shares his years of experience to help writers stay out of the slush pile.

From his introduction: “There are no rules to assure great writing, but there are ways to avoid bad writing. This, simply, is the focus of this book: to learn how to identify and avoid bad writing.”

Overburdened editors and agents are just looking for an excuse to reject your manuscript. This book will help you identify and correct the mistakes that will send your work to the round file.
The chapters are arranged in logical order to show each step in the rejection process from presentation to style.

Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Fireside (January 1, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0684857435