It's the Dog Days of Summer. Heat is everywhere and The Blood-Red Pencil blogspot is no exception. Our readers are hot on the trail, searching for answers to their questions, and our editors are able and ready to assist. Today, as on every first Tuesday of the month, we bring you our monthly feature called Ask the Editor Free-For-All. You ask and our editors tell. If other editors feel inclined to add words of wisdom, we welcome their participation.
I can't repeat this enough - Don't be shy. No question is too basic or silly.
Here's how it works:
Today, and Every First Tuesday of the Month, The Blood-Red Pencil sponsors the Ask the Editor Free-For-All. I send out e-mail blasts to e-groups, post on Facebook and other hot spots searching for brave souls to admit they don't know everything. Ask your question and get an answer from an editor before you submit your manuscript to a publisher or agent, or perhaps self-publish.
If you're not that far in the grand scheme of things, you still may be grateful to find ways to get over the speed bumps slowing the completion of your manuscript.
The Blood-Red Pencil is here for you. 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 stop by 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 be fortunate enough to get added promotion here. You may even be told where to send a jpeg of your book cover and/or yourself and a buy link.
Although it's not a prerequisite, you're welcome to leave your e-mail address with your comment. Because your question may require a follow-up, it's a good idea if you mention someplace 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 later on. Since some of you are on Digest for your e-groups, questions and answers could carry over through Wednesday, and possibly Thursday.
Once again, remember that no question is too dumb. This is a learning and sharing place for all of us.
Here's your chance. Fire away!