50 Common Writing Sins and How Not to Commit Them by Susan Palmquist

Do you keep getting rejection letters about the novels and short stories you’re submitting by don’t know why?

50 common writing sins and how not to commit them

Improve Your Writing Skills

Do you keep getting rejection letters about the novels and short stories you’re submitting by don’t know why? 50 Common Writing Sins can help you overcome mistakes that many beginning writers make when they first begin writing.


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Secondary Genre: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing

Language: English

Keywords: writing, writing instruction, fiction writing, writing skills, how to write a book, creative writing, novel writing

Word Count: 8300

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Although this is an older title and sales have slowed down, I feel the topic is evergreen and can show authors how to quickly improve not only their writing skills but a way to edge close to getting published and can greatly benefit from being translated into other languages. 

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Lack of Conflict and its Subsequent Tension

Remember a book that you read that was almost impossible to stop reading? In fact, you stayed up an extra two hours to finish it? Or maybe getting back to reading the next chapter became almost an obsession for you? As readers we all remember those types of books so now as a writer it’s your chance to give the reader that same sort of experience.

One of my writing mantras is no conflict, no story; no sale.

That just about sums up why most manuscripts get rejected. While we all want happy endings and don’t want to read overly depressing books, at the same time we don’t want to see everything go smoothly for the people in a story. We don’t want to see the character drive to work, spend the morning in meetings, have lunch, talk to clients in the afternoon, and then drive home. That’s not why we pick up a book. We want to see the disgruntled worker burst into the meeting yielding a gun or a homemade bomb. We want to see the character choke on something while they’re eating their sandwich. Maybe during the meeting the character learns the company’s downsizing and he might be one that’s for the chop. Or maybe on the way home there’s a detour and he gets lost. Nothing should be smooth sailing for your character or characters.

 No, it’s not because we’re nasty writers that we want to pen these awful tales of doom and gloom, but conflict is what gives a story that I have to read on to find out what happens next quality.

Throw roadblocks in the character’s way, let something or someone get in the way of their goals, show the reader how they tackle it and you’ve got them hooked.

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by GEORGE KITUI
Author review:
George is always professional and has now translated three of my books. I highly recommend George to you.
Already translated. Translated by Alessia Pinna
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I highly recommend Alessia to you.
Already translated. Translated by Beatriz Cavicchia
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I highly recommend Beatriz to you.
Already translated. Translated by Vanessa Martagón
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Great to work with. I highly recommend Vanessa for your translations.

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