One book that I found invaluable as I was learning the ins and outs of writing was Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript by Cynthia Laufenberg. This book tells the dos and don’ts of how to write query and cover letters, how to format your manuscript for both fiction and non-fiction, how to write proposals, and even how to set up a screenplay.
It is a book well-worth the price tag. And even though I’ve been writing for several years now, I still refer to it now and then. So if you are just starting out as a writer, or even if you’re a veteran, this book is a must for your book shelf.
Contributed by Catherine L. Osornio