TOP SECRET FORMATTING PRO-TIP FOR WRITERS
So I really don’t care much for formatting questions - the normal default way you learned to make documents in school is perfectly fine - make sure you use a legible typeface and 12-point font and normal margins and put your name on it and number the pages - but I really don’t care how big you make the title, or whatever.
THAT SAID - there is a something that almost NONE of you do… that ALL of you should do when submitting mss.
From Laura Bradford:
Yep - it is ridiculously annoying to tell one of your mss from the other when reading on an e-reader. So like, here’s all you have to do:
GO INTO PROPERTIES
CLICK AND SEE – probably there is nonsense there that you didn’t ever add, like the name of your school or workplace, the nickname of your computer, etc. Whoops!
FIX IT – make the title and author match the title and author on your actual doc, and get rid of any other weirdness.
PRESTO! Now you should stand out on our reader! Yay!
(BTW when I say hardly anyone does this - I absolutely include my own authors. I add title, author, category, and my name to every ms I send out, it’s usually gibberish when it comes to me.)