- A MANA Author is passionate about his/her subject;
- A MANA Author has put time and care in the development of his/her manuscript. The MANA Author knows that the submitted manuscript is a quality-written finished piece, needing editing but not total “reconstructive surgery;
- A MANA Author is willing to share the good news about his/her book and not just expect MANA to market the book;
- A MANA Author expects his/her manuscript to go before a review board of professionals before his/her work is accepted to be published
- A MANA Author is willing to work with MANA’s Staff Members, open to professional support and guidance
- A MANA Author respects his/her time and that of the MANA Staff
- A MANA Author wants more than financial success; the MANA Author wants his/her readers to experience success—feeling more, learning more, and appreciating more after completing the reading of the author’s work.
Here are the four items a writer needs to become published:
If it is a fictional work:
a) the characters should be clearly developed, in other words it should be clear why each character is the way s/he is;
b) the diction of the characters should be authentic;
c) there should be a clear plot;
d) the end should not be predictable.
Now, if the work is non-fictional, then:
a) the subject matter should be of interest to more than ten persons, to more than just the writer;
b) the writer should have done research that is verifiable;
c) there should be a clear message for the reader;
d) the reader should be motivated to act upon what he has written, and a 5th;
e) the title must clearly let the reader know what this work is going cover.