QUESTION: Do you know the single-most common reason for rejection from publishers?
ANSWER: That writers haven't taken the necessary care to EDIT their manuscripts!
Sounds crazy, doesn't it?
That potentially best selling authors THROW AWAY their chances of success over something so FUNDAMENTAL!
Dear Fellow Writer,
Hello from Rob and Robyn,
We hope you're well and happy - and full of excitement over the future. This really is a great time to be a writer!
The two of us have been in this writing business for a long time. Between us we've had 117+ (and counting) books and courses published - and that's not including the 100s of other articles, interviews and writing projects we've been involved in over the years. We've even had TV and movie scripts optioned, made and screened.
Our writing websites and blogs are rated by Writer's Digest and many other writing experts as containing some of the best writing advice in the world. Not to brag but we also give regular talks and host seminars in Australia.
Now we have high powered promoters (connected to Oprah) literally beating down our door for us to do a U.S. speaking tour!
Because, when it comes to writing, we know what we're talking about!
So here's some news from the front line:
As part of our career, we're in constant contact with agents and publishers.
And this is what they consistently tell us. That:
"99% of all the manuscripts they see are UNPUBLISHABLE!"
"Because 99% of writer's can't wait to get their MSS to them!"
So much so, they don't bother to
POLISH them to
Now. Let's consider this for a while.
As a writer, you're lucky.
No other profession would let you submit stories, novels and proposals for books the way that publishing does. Publishing relies on an average of 100 amateurs submitting manuscripts in the hope that just 1 in a 100 will become a future professional.
That's actually terrific odds if you think about it.
Your chances of winning the lottery are 1 in 14 million.
Your chances of winning a bet on the horses is 1 in 900,000.
Compared to that, 1 in a 100 seems almost a sure thing!
So why does acceptance seem so elusive for so many writers?
"Writers Consistently Shoot
Themselves in the Foot."
"The work they submit is not ready for publication."
"And, if you don't submit
good, well edited,
* Punctuation * Spelling * Grammar
* Syntax * Clarity of Meaning
& a host of other seemingly
'little' things that
These 'little' things are so FUNDAMENTAL that if you make mistakes in these areas, YOUR MANUSCRIPTS will NEVER be considered WORTHY of PUBLICATION.
Look, Robyn and I have tens of thousands of writers subscribed to our numerous websites. We have daily contact with writers and edit many manuscripts on a continual basis.
Do you really think we would care so much about this issue if we didn't AGREE with the publishers and agents we deal with?
Because we too, know full well that 99% of ALL WRITERS - even some very good ones - are sloppy and unprofessional when it comes to the basics.
Do we need to stress this to you again? We think so.
If You Don't Get the BASICS Right
- You Will NEVER Get Published
If you love your work enough to EDIT it properly then you WILL BE in the 1% that gets published.
Too many writers make errors consistently throughout their manuscripts - and they don't realize that THIS is the very reason why they are constantly rejected!
And, make no mistake, this means YOU!
So, guys and gals, what's the answer?
"We Have a Solution"
Over the next four weeks, we are offering you the opportunity to take part in a brand new masterclass on self-editing for publication.
Over five comprehensive modules delivered via email in PDF format, you will benefit from:
1. On Registration: Introduction to Manuscript Editing.
2. Week One: The Basics - Tips and Strategies to Ensure Your Success
3. Week Two: Editing for Story, Content & Rewriting
4. Week Three: Editing for Impact: Clarity, Sense, Logic and Transparency
5. Week Four: Editing for Submission & Publication
6. PLUS: Three SECRET BONUS ITEMS
All this and the chance to be mentored throughout.
* NOTE: Mentorship includes thorough feedback on your exercises, one on one guidance and individual help with editing your MSS.
You have two options right now - both of which will be withdrawn at Midnight, , when the class door closes - so be quick!
On successful purchase you will be taken to a registration page where you will receive full details about starting the course immediately.
And What Was That One Piece of Advice From Us That You Really Must Take?
Haven't You Guessed by Now?
Take Our Editing Course With Us!
& Robyn Opie