Writing Books/Manuscript


Hello, I am currently writing a book using Microsoft Word. I know what the proper manuscript form is but, I'm not very familiar with Microsoft Word (previously was using Microsoft works, computer crashed, lost file long story) I don't know how to setup proper manuscript form with Microsoft Word. Can you help me?

Hi Ursula,
Thank you for the question and sorry about the delay in replying but I have been travelling back from Morocco and France and only just arrived back in contact.

Sadly, I can't assist as I do not use Microsoft. However, I can say that the correct format is pretty flexible when it comes to manuscripts. I checked with my publisher just now and they say they have no restrictions and even get handwritten drafts!

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Sandy McCutcheon


Author of 22 plays, 12 bestselling thrillers, a memoir and children's fiction.I can work with people on the process of writing, what to expect and ask for from an editor. How to work with the publisher`s marketing and publicity people. And how to survive book launches and publicity tours!


Published author of 22 plays, 12 bestselling thrillers, a young adult and three non-fiction titles. Visit his Moroccan blog at http://www.riadzany.blogspot.com for a look at his blogging work.

St Andrews, Helsinki University and other institutions. Adult Educator of the Year Award, Australia

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