Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Proper Format


If you are one of those people who fear that a lack of proper formatting has led to your life as a rejected writer, then you are going to love this stuff.  Writer William Shunn has put together some guidelines for you. He offers you samples for story, poem, and novel. He even offers you downloadable templates.  

So, now, there's no excuse.

4 comments:

Ahab said...

This has been around for a while now. Writers have no excuse to have not seen it. It's been the #1 return from Google for "manuscript formatting" for a long time now.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to stop by and mention that I love, LOVE, what you've done with this blog!! The main reason I stopped by was because I was researching the blog called, THE REJECTER, to find out who this person really is because so many of her (or his?) posts are not authentic when it comes to working at a literary agency. I caught quite a few mistakes on The Rejecter's blog, and that shouldn't happen when it comes down to advice people are taking seriously.

Anyway, I found this blog, which I think it great, and I'm off to do more research on this REJECTER person. I have a feeling this one isn't even connected to working with a literary agency.

Anonymous said...

Mind listing those mistakes?

Anonymous said...

I'd be curious to hear the mistakes too. It always sounds authentic to me. She (I suspect it's a she) has said she works part-time at a small agency, possibly for only one independant agent, so Rejecter's experience could well differ from that of an assistant at a larger agency.