It's back again - The Ask the Editor Free-For-All
Last month's Ask the Editor Free-For-All Day drew 64 comments in all, a great response, but 4 short of the previous month's. Let's aim a bit higher this time! Throw out your best and trickiest questions and see if you can stump our editors.
In case you haven't a clue what's going on here, this is the day you've been waiting for. Today, you get to ask any silly question you want and not be embarrassed by doing so. You don't have to be brilliant. You just have to be needy, as in, I really need a question answered.
Here's how it works:
Today, and Every First Tuesday of the Month, The Blood-Red Pencil holds what we call the Ask the Editor Free-For-All. I scour e-groups, Facebook and other hot spots beforehand, putting out a cry for lost souls wandering aimlessly with unanswered questions. If you stumble across this blog without warning, you're still more than welcome to join in the fray.
Admit it. I’m sure many of you have questions you’d love to ask an editor. Maybe you’re submitting a manuscript or thinking of submitting one, but a fine point baffles you. You don’t want to sound like you don’t know the business, so it would be extremely handy to know the answer before you submit. Doing the wrong thing could mean rejection. Here’s your chance to get that answer and be a star.
Okay, maybe you haven't yet reached the submission stage. Still, there's a question keeping you from doing your best writing. It sure would help to get it figured out.
We here at The Blood-Red Pencil would like to put your minds at ease and solve your pesky problems. All you need do is ask and one of our able editors will answer. It's that simple.
To Submit A Question, Follow These Easy Steps:
Leave a comment in the comment section below. Make sure you include your name and blogspot or website not only for promo, but so we know you’re legit.
One or more of our editors will hop over during the day and answer your question in the comment section. If an editor feels your question needs a more lengthy explanation, you'll get a comment to the effect that an entire post will be devoted to the subject at a later date. If that's the case, you'll receive even more promotion. You may even be told where to send a jpeg of your book cover and/or yourself and a buy link.
If you wish to leave your e-mail address with your comment, you may, but it's not required. Because your question may require a follow-up, it wouldn't hurt if you do mention somewhere in your comment where you heard about our Ask the Editor Free-For-All. That way we can contact you so you don't miss the answer.
Remember to check back here not only for your answer, but also the answers to other people's questions. You never know what may prove helpful down the line. Since some of you are on Digest setting for your e-groups, questions and answers may carry on through Wednesday, and possibly Thursday.
As I mentioned before, don't be afraid your question might seem silly. We all start somewhere. That's how we learn.
Okay, bring on the questions!