“How do I format my novel manuscript?” I see this question a lot. It’s simpler than you think. There’s no need for special expensive software. The ‘trick’ is to follow the standard (read: boring). Chances are these are guidelines you’ve used since you learned to use a typewriter or computer keyboard.
Using word processing software like Microsoft Word or OpenOffice to …
*Note: Some editors might want to see the page number, name, and title in the header instead of the footer. Check with the publishing house or editor regarding their usual practice.
Formatting the title page:
It’s easier for me to demonstrate the correct way to format a title page by giving you a free download.
Note: If you are not sure about the genre your novel falls within, Google fiction genres. Also, a typical novel should be between 75,000 and 100,000 words. Use your word processing software to determine the word count.
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