Formatting Like a Microsoft Word Ninja

"Format guidelines were not instituted to drive you crazy. That's just a perk." —Janet Reid, Literary Agent The other day I was reading a blog post by agent-blogger Janet Reid (of Query Shark fame), who had some interesting things to say about the importance of manuscript formatting: "I'm reading (as are all other agents and editors) … Continue reading Formatting Like a Microsoft Word Ninja

Using Spacing to Amp Up Emotional Effects

A couple summers ago, I had the chance to see Utah Shakespeare Festival's production of Sense and Sensibility multiple times.While I'm definitely an Austen fan, I still loved this production above and beyond expectation. Part of this had to do with the incredible casting, and the terrific romantic tension between the leads.But it also had … Continue reading Using Spacing to Amp Up Emotional Effects