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Old 02-27-2013, 12:39 PM   #1
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Keeps getting turned down on dialogue

My story keeps being turned down on the vague description "dialogue"
After several rewrites My editor can't understand why either, what do I do next?
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:54 PM   #2
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You could PM me for an e-mail address to attach it to if it's in Word and I could see if I could figure it out.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:57 PM   #3
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What's the word count and genre of the story? That information can help someone determine if they have time to look over your story for you.

Also, posting a short example here should get replies. Please do not post more than three paragraphs, but be sure to use dialogue in your example since that's the reason given for the rejection.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:42 PM   #4
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You could PM me for an e-mail address to attach it to if it's in Word and I could see if I could figure it out.
Thanks, will do
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:50 PM   #5
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What's the word count and genre of the story? That information can help someone determine if they have time to look over your story for you.

Also, posting a short example here should get replies. Please do not post more than three paragraphs, but be sure to use dialogue in your example since that's the reason given for the rejection.
Word count is ok, it's a bdsm type story, nothing too heavy. We are finding "dialogue" too vague a description
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:06 PM   #6
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Got it and sent back the first few paragraphs pointing out where several of the problems are. It legitimately would get rejected both on punctuation and capitalization. Strongly recommend you ditch that "editor," assuming that program translation problems aren't really screwing up the content.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:54 PM   #7
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This How-To http://www.literotica.com/s/how-to-make-characters-talk might help.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:08 PM   #8
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We're working on it. A later PM suggests he may have sent an earlier draft the first time.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:12 PM   #9
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Early on 3 of my stories were rejected when I lumped all the dialogue into one clustre as in, I CAN DO ANYTHING YOU CAN DO, BETTER! i CAN DO ANYTHING BETTER THAN YOU! nO YOU CANT! YES I CAN! YES I CAN!!

I stopped sinning any my stories are approved. Follow the yellow brick road.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:48 PM   #10
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Haven't heard back on this, so hopefully this was a case of an unedited version mistakenly submitted to Lit. and isn't a problem of Lit. rejection of an edited version at all. It happens.
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