Recently, I was invited by Rebecca Vickery of Victory Tales Press to write a story for one of their anthologies in exchange for a share of the royalties. It was quite an honor to be asked to join this group of talented writers. My story will be included in a Christmas anthology. One reason Rebecca asked me was because she had read several of book excerpts that I had posted on her yahoo group.
I’ve heard of writers acquiring agents from their posted excerpts at various places, so with what I’ve recently experienced, choosing your excerpt might not only inspire someone to buy your book but might also land you a book contract. There are two things I want to alert you to so that your excerpt will reflect well on you as an author. Using spell check is good but it’s not enough to catch all misspelled words. Spell check doesn’t catch homophones