1. Peta

    Peta New Member

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    So glad I found you all

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Peta, Sep 1, 2013.

    Hi I'm 'Peta' and am just considering writing about a life experience. Have joined to research how I set out the page for writing really. Will be using a laptop and have no idea of the correct font, page size, line spacing or anything, so was hoping I could be pointed in the right direction before starting.

    Hope you have a good evening and thanks for reading.
     
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    GingerCoffee Web Surfer Girl Contributor

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    Hi. First lesson, just start. Then fix it. :D
     
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    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum, Peta. :)

    First thing is to have a read through the Forum Rules and then have a look around to get your bearings. We've just gone through a major upgrade to a new forum platform and were still tacking down the odd thing here and there. ;)

    Wrey
     
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    minstrel Leader of the Insquirrelgency Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum! Everything you need to know about manuscript formatting can be found here. This page shows the industry standard format. Before you submit your work to a publisher or agent, though, check their website to make sure they don't have any special requirements. If they don't specify anything different, then the Shunn page I just linked to is the reference you should use.
     
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    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    for some reason i can't fathom, shunn has the word count at the bottom of the cover page for a novel, though it's shown properly up at the top right, on his short story example...

    plus, for the novel, he has the header on the first page, when it should begin only on the second page, as he shows for the short story...

    so, when referring new writers to his guide, it's a good idea to mention those two errors...
     
  6. Peta

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    that's fantastic - many thanks :)
     

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