Formatting a Romance Manuscript

Update 4/16/13: It’s now acceptable to use italics and other “smart” features of all the Microsoft Word versions, unless otherwise noted by the agent or editor one is submitting to. The basic rule of thumb is, 1″ margins all around, exactly 25 lines per page, start each new chapter 1/3 of the way down a new page. Page breaks at the end of each chapter help to keep them intact no matter how much editing is done to each. 🙂 Continue reading

Revisiting My First Manuscript

When I wrote my first story (TCH) and was so excited to put it out there for all the world to see. I had no idea what “head-hopping” meant. HA! After I joined FCRW (First Coast Romance Writers), my education began. I’m so embarrassed, in hindsight, to have submitted that ms to several prominent agents and editors. Continue reading