But also, the marketability of most non-fiction depends mainly on information and presentation, whereas the marketability of fiction has more to do with story and writing style.So it’s not unusual for an agent to ask for a full draft of a first novel, to ensure that the writer has a good hold on the whole works.
All my advice from mentors, teachers and on-the-job trainers is to keep sentences short and direct, for quick, clear comprehension by readers.
Dear Wannabe, In many contexts, a short, simple, direct sentence is best.
They all agreed that if they are consistently (keyword: consistently), dating someone for about six to eight months, that next step should be coming soon.
Every situation is different, but I’ve never dated someone consistently for a year and it ended in a relationship.
Here’s one from Colm Toibín: “To cheer yourself up, read biographies of writers who went insane.” See also our posts In style, Flash momentum, The write time, Writing before writing and Protracted writing.
—The Editors Nov 22, 2017 Double Standard Dear Geist, Why do literary agents’ requirements vary so much?CBC Radio hosts use both, in equally solemn voices, but “weather conditions” sounds somehow more threatening than “weather.” Is it? We love CBC, but we’re guessing “weather conditions” sneaked in there to jazz up the daily drill.How many times a week can one say “And now, the weather” without nodding off at the mike?It is a form of courtship, consisting of social activities done by the couple, either alone or with others.Because I know women and men are different when it comes to…well just about everything, I asked three guys how long it usually takes for them to decide if they want a commitment.A person who cannot even acknowledge a newer meaning like this one—which has been around for Dear Circle, Read something in a format or category you’ve never tried: a cookbook, a goofy zine, the full text of a law, a jargon-choked scientific entry in Wikipedia.