Sunday, November 18, 2012
The Story, the Voice
It's easy to take the schoolteacher approach in critiquing manuscripts, marking supposed spelling and grammar errors. Golden Template judges will go as far as counting the number of times a writer has used "that," fussing about a character's last name not being given in the opening paragraph, or complaining about the margins or font, in the firm belief that agents and editors have a cookie cutter mentality. But what Fiorelle has learned from hr own experience is that once a story hits the right person, the agent/editor takes over and helps that author shape her manuscript, making it stronger and truer to itself.