Nancy L. Erickson joined our September BookBaby Twitter Chat to talk about how to produce a professional manuscript, including some of the common mistakes a new author often makes.

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In my years of coaching writers, I’ve seen manuscripts from many a new author. The manuscripts I receive normally come from nonprofessional writers who have experienced or learned something they feel compelled to share. But because they aren’t professional writers – some of them may not have written since they were in school – the work is often substandard. Here are 10 common mistakes new writers make. You can avoid all of them!

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