9 Things That Will Help Get Your Novel Published

I think I’m going to start doing “Twitter Treasure Thursday”, because I always seem to find a precious writing gemstone on Twitter on Thursdays. Like today. I found yet another awesome article from Writer’s Digest:

9 Things That Will Help Get Your Novel Published


I agree with each of these nine things. Not only do they make sense, but I’ve experienced many of them. For example, #1: The Elevator Pitch. Back in 2010, I had a manuscript that went from zero to hero in a single day. No joke. I went from talking to friends and family about my beloved story to a guy at work, to a PR agent in L.A., to a writer’s agent, to a movie producer…Over and over again, I had to sum up my story in a couple of sentences and hope it sounded appealing enough to get these people hooked. And it did. I had an agent within a week, and an option contract in less than a month. Trust me, your Elevator Pitch is key! Just remember to keep it short and sweet, and most importantly, irresistible.

Read more about all nine things that will help get your novel published here!

6 Reasons Editors Will Reject You

I came across a helpful link on Twitter this morning from Writer’s Digest and wanted to share it with you. I’m always, always, always looking for tips and advice from insiders of the industry to improve my manuscript and better its chances of getting published in the future.


while it may not be possible to pinpoint what exactly makes for a great manuscript or submission, it’s pretty easy to identify some of the avoidable mistakes that can virtually guarantee your project will get relegated to the circular file

Check out the entire post here!