Last month reaped a whopping 101 comments here at the Ask the Editor Free-For-All. That record will be hard to beat, but let's give it a try, gang. Our Editors, as always, are standing by to answer your questions.
For those new to the game, today is when you get to ask whatever writing question you want. No question is too basic or silly.
How it works:
Today, and Every First Tuesday of the Month, The Blood-Red Pencil sponsors what we call the Ask the Editor Free-For-All. I send out e-mail blasts to my e-groups, post on Facebook and other hot spots putting out a call for brave people to step up to the plate and try to stump our Editors. Even if you don't belong to any of the groups I contact, you're still invited to participate.
Confess that you don't know everything. Get your answer now before you send in your submission. That way you'll shine, instead of coming off as an amateur.
Or, maybe you haven't reached the submission stage. You still may have a question blocking you from doing your best writing. Find out what to do about it here.
The Blood-Red Pencil is at your service. Ask, and our Editors will answer.
To Submit A Question, Follow These Easy Steps:
Leave a comment in the comment section below. Make sure you include your name and blog url or website not only for promo, but so we know you’re legit. (One link only for each person, please!)
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.
It's not required, but you can leave your e-mail address with your comment. Because your question may require a follow-up, it wouldn't hurt if you 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 a Digest setting for your e-groups, questions and answers may carry on through Wednesday, and possibly Thursday.
Once again, remember that no question is too silly. Everyone starts somewhere, and this is a good place to begin.
Okay, start your questions!