Manuscript Revision – Advice From A Pro

Great advice!

All about historical fiction

The First Five Pages by Noah LukemanNo, I’m not the pro, but Noah Lukeman is. Lukeman is the author of The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile. As an experienced literary agent based in New York City whose clients include Pulitzer prize nominees and New York Times bestselling authors, Noah Lukeman knows a thing of two about finding top-notch manuscripts to represent. And he presents his advice simply and succinctly, using lots of examples to illustrate his points.

I’ve been revising Time & Regret so a book designed to help writers stay off the rejection pile seemed an excellent one to reread. I thought some of you might be interested in the notes I took as a result. Today’s post will be part one of two.

Overuse of adjectives and adverbsavoid the use of common adverbs or adjectives and the use of adjectives or adverbs when a stronger…

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  1. I found this really useful. I’ll get back to my own write ups.

    1. Glad you found it useful. How are you? I see you have a new blog.

      1. Oh, yes, I actually started that one last December. It’s dedicated to sharing the lessons I’ve learned under the various kinds of leaderships I’ve worked with. I hope it helps someone out there. Thanks for checking it out. Bless you.

      2. The content is very engaging and the lay out is nice. Thank you for sharing it with me. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

  2. I’m glad you found it useful Gretiana. It’s good to hear from you. How have you been? I seen you have another blog.

  3. Great information. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi Lynette … many thanks for sharing the post! I’m glad it has been useful to your readers.

    1. My pleasure Mary! I found it very helpful. Thank you for posting it.

    2. Yes Mary, it has been very helpful. Thank you again for sharing it.

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