Each week I get no less than three manuscripts in my email inbox. They are mostly sent by friends or people I’ve met at various speaking engagements. I confess I feel the weight of them, knowing when somebody sends me a book they’re sending me a piece of their heart. They’re sending me a thousand hours of dreaming and tinkering and probably no shortage of fidgeting and pacing and even crying head down on their desk.
And yet it’s simply impossible to read them anymore.
Even though people really do want personal feedback, it’s no longer possible. I need to create a lengthy PDF covering everything anybody might want to know about writing and publishing.
I assure you, this PDF will not be received well. When somebody hands you their heart they hope for a little bit of your heart in return, not a PDF. But I have to send something.
So I need some help.
In a robust PDF about writing, what would you want to know? What kind of document would people read and say to themselves, “Well, he was too much of a jerk to read my manuscript but at least this advice is pretty good.” Honestly, I think that’s the best response I can hope to get!
I need to cover writing tips, publishing questions, questions about agents and likely questions about promoting your book. Anything goes.
Any questions you think I should answer? Any areas that I should cover? Any tips and tricks? What would you want to be in this PDF if I created it?
I can’t thank you enough.
P.S. My team asked me to tell you I can’t read any more manuscripts. I hate saying that, but it’s true. Until I get through the ones I’ve been sent, I’ll hold off and create this pdf.