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PurplePassion13
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2013 2:58:16 AM

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I decided to be brave and submit my first story, but it's been rejected again. Would anyone who has experience of their stories being published be able to help me, it's manly punctuation and grammar issues?

Drop me a message if you would be able to help me, I really appreciate any help that I recieve.

Xx
asleep
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2013 8:16:53 AM

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I just dropped you a private message (email)...hope it helps. I look forward to reading your work.

Rick

http://www.lushstories.com/stories/love-stories/exit-33-trust.aspx

Shylass
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2013 8:51:19 AM

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PurplePassion13 wrote:
I decided to be brave and submit my first story, but it's been rejected again. Would anyone who has experience of their stories being published be able to help me, it's manly punctuation and grammar issues?

Drop me a message if you would be able to help me, I really appreciate any help that I recieve.

Xx


The links sent at the bottom of the rejection note are specifically designed to help you with this problem. Please try reading them. They are written clearly.

The moderator went into detail about what you need to fix. I also suggest that doing a spell check on your title is a perfect place to start.

Try reading your story out loud to yourself. This often throws up problems when we make mistakes or don't understand a rule. I do this with my own all the time.

Please don't be discouraged, but remember that writing isn't always as easy as just churning out some sentences and hoping for the best.


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principessa
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2013 9:27:59 AM

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I would second Shylass's advice. Review the resources suggested by the story moderator. Check spelling carefully and without relying on spell check which allows mistakes that are words. A spelling mistake in the title is not a good start. Leave your story alone for a while and go back and check it again with fresh eyes. You have to recognize that there is time and work involved in getting better. Numerous checks and edits are necessary.

Read the additional resources not on the mod's suggestion list. There is value in refreshing your memory about grammar and punctuation.

Look at the stories in the Editors' Pick category as examples of good writing, both in the sense of literacy and the quality of the story. While you may not be able to tell as good a story on your first try, you certainly can work to make it correct as these are.

There is a thread which would be helpful to you:
http://www.lushstories.com/forum/yaf_postsm1001468_Advice-before-submitting-a-story.aspx#1001468

PurplePassion13
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2013 9:41:52 AM

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Thank you for your responses.

I am going to go away and spend some time reading all the information on here plus the guidance notes.

Xxxx
Shylass
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2013 9:45:56 AM

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PurplePassion13 wrote:
Thank you for your responses.

I am going to go away and spend some time reading all the information on here plus the guidance notes.

Xxxx


Hugs Do your best, lass. Let us know how you go. sunny

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thirteenthfloor
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2013 10:10:01 AM

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It really helps to have a fresh pair of eyes on your work, preferably not your own but someone whose opinion you can both trust and you can take constructive criticism from.
pixiedust65
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2013 10:48:49 AM

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thirteenthfloor wrote:
It really helps to have a fresh pair of eyes on your work, preferably not your own but someone whose opinion you can both trust and you can take constructive criticism from.



It also helps to step away from the story for a while. Even a day or so sometimes. If it is fresh, you could be reading it how it is supposed to be, and not actually how you wrote it. Good Luck! book

Jayne33
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2013 2:55:24 AM

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It's a great idea to ask for help from your Lush friends when proofing a story. I have had some great tips and advice from some brilliant friends, who are helping me grow as a writer.
If you ask them to make notes, and then you go back and change the mistakes, you will learn a lot more than from someone just corrects everything.

I find proofing the hardest part of writing but if you stick with it, it does get easier.

Good Luck x



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