Try these tips on writing realistic dialogue.
Similarly, if you can identify someone who has some clout amongst people who might buy your book, then politely reach out, introduce yourself and offer to send them a copy of your book. We will consider written manuscripts without illustrations; we will also gladly consider stories without words.
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Their sister is picked for The Hunger Games and they must volunteer as tribute to protect her from almost certain death. He liked the book and gave her a short review, which then helped get her foot in the door with various monster truck associations and blogs.
The relative size of that pie is another matter entirely, though. When it comes to re-writing, I personally like to open up a new document for my second draft and copy-paste the bits I like over and write the rest from scratch. They try to sneak onto the school bus, but end up on the wrong one, going instead to France.
Reader — if you meet one of these people, you should give them a stern talking to and a whole lot of finger-wagging.
Perhaps we want to show off how beautifully we can write, so we pen long, languid sentences that dazzle and glitter with sparkly splendour. If you get lost, your readers will too.
Usually they are kind although not always to everyone all the time. Also, the title is the number one marketing tool of your book. Then we have Young Adult YA fiction.