Friday, July 31, 2020

What Dialogue Can Do for Your Book--And What It Should Never Try to Do

In their book, Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Renni Browne and Dave King tell the story of interviewing different editors in the publishing industry. They mostly wanted to know what editors looked at first, when reviewing a manuscript?

Answer: Editors scan the pages for a section of dialogue. They read it. If it's good, they read more.

If it's not good, the manuscript is rejected.