My A to Z challenge theme is writing terms.
Today is brought to you by the letter G.
I don’t know if it was that my brain wasn’t awake yet, or that it was really difficult but it took me a long time to come up with G words.
Galleys: The initial typeset of a manuscript sent to the author for review before it is printed. Type size and column format are set, but page divisions are not made. Galley can be reviewed online in digital format as well.
Genre: The type or category of writing – like mystery, science fiction, romance, fantasy, etc. I write in the romance genre and in nonfiction humor. Upcoming work will be in a subgenre of romance.
Ghostwriter: A writer who is paid to write for someone else. A ghostwriter does not get a byline or any credit. They get paid for the content they write, in a flat fee. They don’t get any royalties for the books, they don’t get any other recognition. Usually, celebrities hire ghostwriters and then sell the book under their own names. There are others who hire a ghost writer as well.
Guidelines: Instructions for submitting work to a publication. Each publishing house has their unique guidelines. If the house does not have a guideline, I would advise staying away from them. I’m leery of small houses. Many of them either are closed or are closing. Some of my author friends are having some terrible issues getting the rights to their books back from closed/closing houses. I count myself as lucky to have my full rights back for my book!
Write on my friends, write on!
Till next time,