5 Reasons Why Manuscripts Get Rejected.

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1) Arrogance: Some authors believe their novel is the greatest thing since the Bible, and that it will be an automatic hit – followed by the movie rights. It’s important to have confidence in what you’ve written, but some can take it a little too far.

2) Self-Publishing:  Self-publishing is superb in allowing the first-time author to get their work out there.  However, when a book has already been published, the traditional publisher has to consider about how much time and money they’re willing to invest in a book which may have caused damage to the author’s reputation (if the book suffered from poor editing and/or presentation) or may have already run its course (in terms of sales). Self-publishing has become the headache of many a traditional publishers’ life. 

3) Presentation: More often than not your work won’t even be read if you are unaware of the publishing house’s guidelines…

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Published by: Kawanee Hamilton

Kawanee was born in Alexandria Louisiana but her first real memories are of Russellville Arkansas. She's always loved to read, and has always had an vivid imagination. She grew up in a house where almost everyone read, they didn't need a TV although she could still be found planted on her butt in front of her grandma's TV watching cartoons on Saturday mornings. She made up her first story with her mother when her cat died; it was about where pets go when they die. She continued to create stories from bad dreams she had and her dad would help her change nightmares to stories. They would sit up in a chair until the scary went away. He told her that: "Dreams, good or bad, are just stories your mind makes up. You are the author of your dreams; if you don't like them rewrite them. " She was hooked and has continued to read and write stories drawing from dreams, sights and just pure imagination. She just recently decided she'd like to try and get published and fail than wonder what if. Her story continues but where it goes from here is up to you, the Reader... She hopes you'll join her in finding out where her journey goes from here!

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