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Formatting Manuscripts by [Foster, Tina]
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After years of seeing common formatting problems, I wanted to write a book on the proper way to format manuscripts.  I would often write a note on the first page of a rejected manuscript that the author should take some time to learn proper formatting before submitting again. 

This is something that every serious writer should know.  This book will explain HOW to set up your formatting, and WHY things are done the way they are.  If you are getting rejections and you aren't sure why, it could be your formatting. 

Tina Foster
Foster Literary Agency

About the Author

After being a literary agent for more than 15 years, and teaching fiction writing for 10 years, Tina Foster put her knowledge into a series of four books on writing.  It is important that writers learn how to properly format their manuscripts.  Often improper formatting can be the first reason for rejection if they wish to publish through a traditional publisher. 

Tina Foster likes to help writers achieve their dreams.  But most agents don't have the time to "teach" new writers how to write, as well as the other things they need to know to succeed in their craft.  Her books can help get them on the right path to having a honed and polished manuscript.

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  • File Size: 361 KB
  • Print Length: 72 pages
  • Publication Date: April 15, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007USD88Q
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,447,262 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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These are not rules. All such works offer guidelines. This book offers a clear set of guidelines with clear examples. However, some of the guides differ from those in other articles or books, especially her title page. Overall, these are very good, clear guides. I did find some of the frequent repetitions overdone.
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I'm an experienced screenwriter who wanted to temporarily switch over to writing a novel for a particular story. But the formatting is so different that I knew I needed some guidelines. I purchased several formatting books prior to this one, but they were all pretty frustrating and unhelpful. They either dragged on for a while before getting to the point, or when they finally did get to the point, there wasn't a clear guideline stated for formatting. The guidelines were just convoluted and didn't provide a solid answer.

Foster's book was the best, by far. It was literally exactly what I was hoping to find in a manuscript formatting book. She wastes no time getting to the point with each guideline. She explains exactly what to do, along with providing a brief, yet very helpful explanation as to why industry readers want to see that specific guideline used. It's also a book you can read carefully and still get through in less than a couple hours. I can't think of anything negative to say about this. Best writing guide I've purchased in years. A must own for someone pursuing a new endeavor, like myself, or even someone with a bit of experience who could use help with polishing a manuscript before submitting it.
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Ms. Foster's book is succinctly written, easy to understand , and very helpful to a new author like myself. It is a great value for someone who has spent money on many books on writing as it fulfills its promise. So many guides refer to their next book to get what was promised in the one purchased. The next guide I buy will be one of Ms. Foster's. I think I'll do that right now!

Frances Randon[[...]]
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