Crime Writing - Qp5

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Crime Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    While publishers expect writers to submit well crafted and carefully edited manuscripts, they also expect a well presented proposal including a synopsis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Unfortunately the competition is tough and many publishing houses will look only at manuscripts submitted to them by an editor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A synopsis is a brief description of each chapter.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Publishing is not a fast process and a time lapse of up to ______ or more is not unusual from acceptance to seeing your book in print.
    • A. 

      12 months

    • B. 

      15 months

    • C. 

      18 months

    • D. 

      21 months

  • 5. 
    To receive a letter of rejection is disappointing, but not the end of the world.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      Yes / No

    • C. 

      No

  • 7. 
    The first breakthrough is the hardest and once a publisher knows the standard of work and you both agree on the contract terms, author and publisher can be together for years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    You know you are a writer when… (Select four)
    • A. 

      A mall is your idea of heaven.

    • B. 

      You read as many How-To writing guides as you can.

    • C. 

      People you meet, family and friends, are automatically considered as potential characters in a story.

    • D. 

      You are an excellent writer

    • E. 

      You sleep with a pad and pen next to the bed, just in case.

    • F. 

      You subscribe to many newsletters on writing both by mail and via the Internet.

  • 9. 
    Arm yourself with a well designed, professionally printed letterhead and business cards.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The Internet is heaven for writers, not only for their much needed research, but also for the writers’ organisations and contacts with other writers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False