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Title: PB Manuscript Format
Post by: twincerely on June 25, 2010, 08:08 PM
Just wondering, are there any good resources on how to format PB manuscripts? Thanks!
Title: Re: PB Manuscript Format
Post by: bechick108 on June 25, 2010, 08:40 PM
Here's a link to "The Purple Crayon" a website by Harold Underdown with great info on starting out. A link to manuscript formatting is in the list.
http://underdown.org/basic-articles.htm
 :goodluck
Title: Re: PB Manuscript Format
Post by: twincerely on June 25, 2010, 10:52 PM
Thanks! :)
Title: Re: PB Manuscript Format
Post by: wolfie712 on June 25, 2010, 11:32 PM
You can also search through the threads here and see what information has been posted.  Here are a few threads that talk about formatting manuscripts:

http://www.verlakay.com/boards/index.php?topic=13411.0

http://www.verlakay.com/boards/index.php?topic=44195.0

http://www.verlakay.com/boards/index.php?topic=26010.0

Good luck!

Laura :)

Title: Re: PB Manuscript Format
Post by: twincerely on June 26, 2010, 12:45 PM
Perfect :) Just curious, do you round your word count or just put the exact number? Or does it not matter?
Title: Re: PB Manuscript Format
Post by: LoriA on June 26, 2010, 09:17 PM
Here's a little tidbit, right off of Harold Underdown's Purple Crayon website:

Page Counts and Word Counts
People suggest putting the word count on the first page; I think that information belongs in a cover letter along with the page count, but either way is fine. It looks a little better if you round off your word count. If your word processor does the word count for you, and you get a number such as 43,127 words, it's a good idea to just say "43,000 words."


I tend to round my word count for PBs as well. Instead of 574, I would write 570.
Title: Re: PB Manuscript Format
Post by: RevellWriting on July 12, 2010, 05:47 AM
The Purple Crayon website is fantasticly helpful -- well worth a read through.