on Writers on the Move:
How Do You Make a Good Story Worthy of Getting Past the Gatekeeper?
Just about every author knows about the “gatekeeper.” The dreaded acquisitions editor who decides if your manuscript is worthy of her attention and the publishing house’s backing. In other words, the editor who decides if your manuscript is worthy of a publishing contract.
To make sure your ‘good’ story becomes a ‘worthy’ story, the Writer’s Digest article, “7 Simple Ways to Make a Good Story Great,” gives excellent tips on just what it takes to create a ‘worthy’ story.
The author of the article, Elizabeth Sims, explains that “there are subtle differences between fiction that’s passable and fiction that pops—fiction that shows that you know what you’re doing.”
So what are those 7 strategies or tips?