Don’t Sabotage Your Submission
by Chris Roerden—4.5 out of 5 Parrots* review
Last year I read Don’t Murder Your Mystery by Chris Roerden and thought, wow! Every writer should read this book, regardless of genre. Well, apparently, I wasn’t the only one who thought Ms. Roerden’s advice would benefit significantly more than mystery writers because the second edition has been retitled and updated. Don’t Sabotage Your Submission is the result and worth every buying dollar.
Packaged in clever criminal taglines like “Buried Agenda” and “Dying Dialogue,” the information within these pages will turn on many a revision light bulb in your dusty writer’s attic. Ms. Reorden practices what she preaches. She backs up every piece of advice with examples both of what works and what doesn’t, relying on bestselling authors’ works to illustrate her points. She even provides self-written, poor examples before and after specific revision tips....