Without further ado, I offer pictorial proof of animal wisdom: Ten visual reminders of why a manuscript might not sell.
1.) Way too much filler occurs between the story's beginning and its end.
|223,000 words in my manuscript: and all must stay! Photo by Michael Ponton.|
|This story doesn't know if it's coming or going. Photo by Emily Roesly|
|Check out this way cool scene, jam-packed with possibilities,|
in which NOTHING HAPPENS! Photo by delboysafa
|He eats the poisoned frog because he HAS to. Don't you see?|
Photo by Karen Miller.
|But the eyes are implied! They're in the subtext! Photo by xandert.|
|Do you get it? Do you? Huh? Photo by Karen Miller.|
|But the prose is so... PURPLE! Purple is my favorite color! Photo by anusharaji.|
|She lost her magic power to an evil wizard. It was really exciting. |
Take my word for it. Photo by Matthew Hull.
|Then she broke a fingernail. It was the END OF HER WORLD! Photo by Mark Miller.|
|If all your writer friends looked to the left, would you? Photo by luisrock62.|
All photos from www.morguefile.com