Write Better Right Now is a hands-on, practical guide to finding and fixing the twelve most common errors that good writers make.

Based on Gary’s extensive experience as an author, editor, and instructor, this handbook takes writers through the process of identifying their a dozen of the most common mistakes made by good writers – who nevertheless find themselves stuck in the slush pile.

Devoting a separate chapter to each of the dozen “good writer mistakes,” Corbin helps writers identify these mistakes in their work with clear definitions and examples.

He then helps writer understand why they make these mistakes and shows why they drag down otherwise highly readable text. Each chapter concludes by giving the writer practical and proven strategies for fixing their mistakes.

“Corbin has an eye for details. With his advice and skills my novels benefit by becoming tighter and cleaner.”
– A. Davis, Author

Common errors addressed in this book include:

  • The Seven “Syndromes”: Wanting, Watching, Starting, Thinking, Trying, Continuing, and Simultaneity
  • Ending with a thud
  • Giving away the punch line
  • Who’s talking? Character vs. author voice
  • The Basting stitch
  • Rhetorical questions
  • The Basting stitch

A must-have for the new novelist and seasoned pro alike, Write Better Write Now will improve appeal to readers, agents, and publishers – now!

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